NEW YORK (AP & WXXI News) The first case of the South African coronavirus variant has been discovered in a New York state resident, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.
The South African variant case involved a resident of Long Island's Nassau County, Cuomo said in a news release. The sequencing was conducted at Opentrons Labworks Inc's Pandemic Response Lab, a New York City-based commercial lab, and verified at the Wadsworth Center in Albany.
A Connecticut resident who had been hospitalized in New York City was found to have the South African variant last week.