U.K. variant most dominant strain of COVID-19 in U.S., CDC says

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Wednesday that the so-called U.K. variant of the novel coronavirus has become the most dominant strain of the virus in the United States.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said testing indicates a variant known as B.1.1.7 has become the most dominant COVID-19 strain in the United States. Pool Photo by Anna Moneymaker/UPI | License Photo

April 7 (UPI) --

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced the findings during a COVID-19 Response Team update.


"Based on our most recent estimates from CDC surveillance, the B.1.1.7. variant is now the most common lineage circulating in the United States," she said.

Scientists have said the variant, first…
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