San Antonio Metro Health has announced it has found two cases of the UK variant, known as COVID-19 B.1.1.7 in two Bexar County residents.
“With the variant being in Texas since early January, our team has prepared and partnered with the state to test local COVID-19 samples for the different variants at the state lab," said Dr. Anita Kurian, Assistant Director of Communicable Diseases at Metro Health. “This serves as a wake-up call for the community to continue to do their best to follow the guidelines of Public Health professionals and not let their guards down. We ask the public to please continue to use a face mask, follow social distancing guidelines, and please stay home if they are sick. This pandemic is not over and we must continue to do our part to fight this virus.”
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