FDOH announces first identified case of UK COVID-19 variant in Florida

Individual is man in his 20s with no history of travel, FDOH says

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MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health announced Thursday that the state has evidence of the first identified case of the U.K. COVID-19 variant in Martin County.

Health officials said the individual is a man in his 20s with no history of travel.

“The Department is working with the CDC on this investigation,” the Florida Department of Health said on Twitter. “We encourage all to continue practicing COVID-19 mitigation.”

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Experts anticipate little to no impact on the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine at this time, health officials said.

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