California detects New York, Brazil coronavirus variants
California has discovered its first cases of coronavirus variants initially detected in New York and Brazil, per multiple reports.
Gov. Gavin Newsom said the New York variant, called B.1.526, was discovered in the southern part of the state but did not say exactly where, according to reports. The country has recorded more than 700 cases of this New York variant across over a dozen other states, per Bloomberg. A spokesperson for the California Department of Public Health did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, urged a close watch over the New York coronavirus variant earlier this week.
“We certainly are taking the New York variant, the 526 [referring to B.1.526] very seriously,” Fauci said during a White House briefing, later adding, “We have to really keep an …continued .
[Source: Fox News]