UK COVID-19 Variant Found In Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- A new and fast-spreading variant of the COVID-19 virus has been detected in Louisville.   

Metro Health Director Dr. Sarah Moyer says the UK variant was found in one patient who was not a traveler.

Moyer says the presence of the new variant in Louisville is not unexpected.  It is more contagious and quickly spreading across the country.

Dr. Valerie Briones-Pryor at UofL Health says the vaccines still offer protection against the new variant.

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