By NewsDesk @bactiman63
On Monday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the first confirmed case of the UK strain of COVID-19 virus in New York has been detected in Saratoga Springs.
The new strain was detected by the Department of Health’s Wadsworth laboratory as part of the state’s UK strain testing program.
The strain was traced back to an individual affiliated with a Saratoga Springs jewelry store – N. Fox Jewelers located on 404 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY – and all individuals who visited the store from December 18 through December 24 are encouraged to contact the Department of Health and receive a COVID-19 test immediately.
New York is the 4th state to report the UK COVID-19 virus variant.