UK variant of COVID-19 is now most common strain in United States – CDC

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Apr 7, 2021 at 7:03 PM
  • The highly contagious variant of COVID-19 first discovered in the United Kingdom has become the most common strain of the virus in the United States as cases continue to climb, a top U.S. health official said on Wednesday.
  • U.S. public health officials have urged Americans to get vaccinated as soon as possible in part to prevent new variants of the novel coronavirus from spreading.