New York confirms first case of U.K. coronavirus strain

New York confirmed the first case of the U.K. variant of coronavirus in the state on Monday, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Posted: Jan 4, 2021 4:30 PM
Updated: Jan 5, 2021 2:39 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York confirmed the first case of the U.K. variant of coronavirus in the state on Monday, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The Wadsworth Lab in Albany confirmed the Saratoga County man, who is in his 60s, tested positive for the new strain. According to Cuomo, the man has "no known travel history."

The new strain is said to be up to 70% more contagious than others.

Earlier Monday, Cuomo said hospitals were behind on administering vaccines, and could face fines if they do not speed up the process this week.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1694651

Reported Deaths: 48335
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens2184108926
Kings2182459258
Suffolk1664973125
Nassau1526462956
Bronx1490725955
Westchester1103302125
New York1075853980
Erie668181618
Richmond589101605
Monroe53391998
Rockland39673896
Orange38194730
Onondaga32798636
Dutchess23006413
Albany21239335
Oneida19928481
Niagara15554316
Broome15461339
Saratoga12245149
Schenectady11039178
Ulster10331232
Rensselaer9233132
Putnam856586
Chautauqua7443126
Chemung6481130
Oswego611989
Ontario591490
St. Lawrence570191
Steuben5584139
Cayuga543889
Jefferson491063
Sullivan489160
Herkimer4609107
Wayne454065
Cattaraugus449977
Genesee4483119
Madison389685
Clinton378827
Livingston361156
Tompkins352343
Columbia345696
Fulton344085
Montgomery3259107
Cortland324160
Allegany293081
Warren291355
Wyoming288549
Tioga286456
Greene270971
Chenango250270
Otsego248643
Orleans247782
Washington240654
Franklin217612
Lewis210330
Seneca165554
Delaware159033
Essex136426
Schoharie125113
Yates102426
Schuyler87312
Hamilton2862
Unassigned16199
Out of NY0194
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