The coronavirus variant 1 case identified in South Africa was reported in Northern Virginia

A case of the coronavirus variant, first identified in South Africa, has been reported in Northern Virginia.

A case of the coronavirus variant, first identified in South Africa, has been reported in Northern Virginia.

The Virginia Department of Health announced Thursday that the first case of this variant was found in a sample of an adult resident who had no history of travel during the exposure period.

It has been shown that the variant, also known as the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.351, can be transmitted more easily from person to person. However, there is no evidence that infections with this variant cause a more severe case of COVID-19, according to the state health department.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has worked with public health, academic, and commercial laboratories to improve the monitoring and sequencing of thousands of samples each week. This case was identified in a commercial laboratory.

Currently, 20 cases of this variant and 49 cases of the variant, which first appeared in the UK, have been identified in Virginia.

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