Walensky on variants: “The presumption at this point is that there has been community spread of this strain,” she said. It is likely the United States is experiencing community spread of the COVID-19 virus variant that was first discovered in South Africa. The first two cases of the variant were diagnosed in South Carolina on Thursday.
Watch: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky says it is likely there is ‘community spread’ of the South Africa virus variant in the U.S.
The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are down in recent weeks, but three mutations that are causing concern have been detected in the U.S. (Feb. 1)
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