Big Apple health officials said Thursday that there is no evidence that the new strain of coronovirus in New York City is affecting the Corvoid in five boroughs, but it remains a “variant of interest”.
City Health Commissioner Drs. Dave Chokshi said during the City Hall press briefing that “at this point” there is no evidence that the new version, known as B.1.526, “is the one contributing to the trajectory of the cases, which we Should continue. ” For doing it less.”
“We have no evidence at this point that the variant is concentrated in parts of the city,” Chokshi said.
Officials emphasized the need to follow New York’s public health guidance, such as wearing a mask – or two.
The researchers revealed that the new strain – which shares some features with the South Africa version – is expanding to New York City.
According to researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, as of mid-February, the new version was present in about 12 percent of coronovirus samples collected in the Big Apple and surrounding areas.
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Additional reporting by Nolan Hicks