Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that the number of more contagious British Covid-19 strains found on Long Island has increased to four.
4 days after the announcement by the governor The first such variant A week after one of the coronaviruses was discovered in Nassau County and the first such case in the state was confirmed in Saratoga, Kuomo was in a cluster of island cases in Nassau’s second case, Suffolk County. Two cases and one case in Queens were included. ..
“We are dealing with a large number of COVID cases throughout the state as we move through the dark winter days. I understand that COVID fatigue has begun, but New Yorkers are still out of the woods. You have to remember that you didn’t, “said Kuomo.
The state is currently identifying 15 cases of variants. The rest are part of the northern part of the cluster, one in Manhattan and not connected to the two clusters. The first case of LI was found to be Masapequa.
This development occurs after the overall number of cases of coronavirus on Long Island has doubled from 100,000 to over 200,000 in the last two months.
New variants are known to spread more rapidly, but are not considered to be more deadly. However, Cuomo said it could become a “game changer” if the new stock increased hospitalizations and forced the area to close.
The· variantAnalyzed as having a high prevalence, has been cited by the UK Government as the main reason for the relapse of COVID-19 cases. United Kingdom For the past month.
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