U.K., Rochelle Walensky

U.K., Rochelle Walensky

U.K. Coronavirus Variant Is Now The Dominant Strain In U.S., CDC Says

A U.K. coronavirus variant is now the dominant strain in U.S., CDC says

4/8/2021 12:32:00 AM

A U.K. coronavirus variant is now the dominant strain in U.S., CDC says

Scientists believe the B.1.1.7 variant is both more infectious and more deadly.

ToplineThe coronavirus mutation first identified in the United Kingdom last year is now the dominant strain circulating in the U.S.,U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday, and it may be the driving force behind the upward tick in new infections over the past few weeks.

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