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First case of COVID-19 variant in Florida found in Martin County

First case of COVID-19 variant in Florida found in Martin County”

In that tweet, the Florida Department of Health reported it has evidence of the first identified case of the new strain in Martin County.

"The Department is working with the CDC (US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) on this investigation", it tweeted.

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) announced Thursday night that the first case of the UK COVID-19 variant virus has been found in Marin County, Florida.

Hours before the health department publicized the arrival of the mutant bug on Thursday, it reported a record-breaking 17,192 new cases across the state, shattering the previous high of 16,653 tallied the day prior, and even topping a combined two-day total of 17,345 reported in November.

Health experts have said they believe the new variant is more infectious but recently approved vaccines should provide protection against it.

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California on Wednesday became the second state to confirm a case of the new virus strain. Nationwide, almost 20 million people have tested positive for the virus, with more than 345,000 fatalities.

DeSantis has been around for patience, saying vaccine supplies remain restricted.

"That tells me there are vaccines sitting in freezers ... we want all of our partners to know it's their jobs to get the vaccine out there", Moskowitz said.

Moskowitz also voiced frustration with the federal authorities for sending restricted info regarding the number of doses that will be delivered, which has complex state preparation. "I look forward to hitting the ground running for my community, once it is medically permissible".

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