CHRISTIE BUILDING, Texas – The new variant COVID-19, B.1.1.7, originating in the United Kingdom, has been identified in the county of Nueces, according to Dr Srikanth Ramachandruni, a local health official.
According to a report by The Caller-Times, a man from the Corpus Christi between the ages of 60 and 70 recently visited the United Kingdom due to a family situation. After returning home, the man was diagnosed with the new version of COVID-1
“The man, who returned from the trip in late December, is in isolation and will remain in quarantine until he is released by health authorities,” the Caller-Times report said.
“One of his symptoms is a severe headache and he is expected to recover,” Ramacandruni added.
So far, the Caller-Times reports that the strain has been found in eight countries and 33 countries. The man’s diagnosis marks the second case of the variant found in Texas.
Just before the New Year, San Antonio health officials announced that researchers were trying to determine if the new option had made its way into the Bexar County area. So far the strain has not been discovered.
The option can be more transmitted; However, Dr. Ramacandruni said it was no more deadly.
“There is currently no evidence that B.1.1.7 causes more serious illness or increased deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” Ramacandruni said.
Officials say they feel confident they can limit the spread of the new option, given that the man has been isolated since he was informed.
Since then, the state has distributed 4,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the Nueces district, according to officials.
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