6 cases of UK COVID-19 variant identified in Alabama – WVTM13

U.S. FOLLOWING PFIZER AND MODERNA. AFTER A MAN DIED FROM THE COVID VARIANT FROM THE U.K., ADDITIONAL CASES IN THE STATE. FIVE CURRENT CASES. WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THE FIRST THREE LAST WEEK. OR ALABAMIANS ARE GETTING THE COVID-19 VACCINE. THE DASHBOARD SHOWS ALMOST 924,000 DOSES DELIVERED TO THE STATE AND MORE THAN 413,000 OF THOSE ADMINISTERED. THIS COMES JUST DAYS AWAY FROM THE STATE VACCINE ELIGIBILITY EXPANSION. WE ARE EXPECTED TO LEARN MORE TOMORROW MORNI

6 cases of UK COVID-19 variant identified in Alabama

The new and more highly transmissible COVID-19 UK variant has been identified in six Alabama residents, the state health department said Thursday. “This variant is associated with increased person-to-person transmission of COVID-19,” health officials said in a daily virus update. “ADPH advises people to continue practicing the usual mitigation measures with emphasis on correct and consistent use of a two- to three-layered face mask of washable, breathable fabric, such as cotton. Other prevention methods include practicing social distancing, and washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.”A 35-year-old Jefferson County man who was one of the first three cases of the UK variant confirmed in Alabama died on Tuesday.State health officials said it’s still unclear at this time whether the current vaccine is effective against the the UK strain.

The new and more highly transmissible COVID-19 UK variant has been identified in six Alabama residents, the state health department said Thursday.

“This variant is associated with increased person-to-person transmission of COVID-19,” health officials said in a daily virus update. “ADPH advises people to continue practicing the usual mitigation measures with emphasis on correct and consistent use of a two- to three-layered face mask of washable, breathable fabric, such as cotton. Other prevention methods include practicing social distancing, and washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.”

A 35-year-old Jefferson County man who was one of the first three cases of the UK variant confirmed in Alabama died on Tuesday.

State health officials said it’s still unclear at this time whether the current vaccine is effective against the the UK strain.