Cases of coronavirus variants spiking in Florida

The new report shows Florida having a total of 2,330 variant cases — the highest in the country. On Thursday, 1,075 variant cases were reported. An additional 1,255 were included in Sunday’s report, USA Today noted.

The vast majority of variant cases in Florida, as well as the U.S. in general, came from the B.1.1.7 strain, first seen in the United Kingdom.

Florida also experienced a doubling of P.1, a variant initially recorded in Brazil, for a total of 42 cases.

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