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South Africa Covid variant detected in New York resident for first time

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Riverside Church in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 15, 2020.

Andy Kelly | Reuters

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday that a Covid-19 variant first identified in South Africa has reached New York.

The governor said at a press conference that the mutation, which experts worry may be resistant to some vaccines, was detected in a resident of Nassau County. The announcement comes days after a Connecticut resident tested positive for the variant in a New York City hospital.

“It’s more important than ever for New Yorkers to stay vigilant, wear masks, wash hands and stay socially distanced. We are…



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