By CBSNewYork Team

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — The coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa has been detected in Connecticut.

This is the first known case in the state.

The patient is from Fairfield County and was transferred to a hospital in New York City for a procedure.

COVID VACCINE

Connecticut health officials say the patient’s condition is improving.

It’s not known where the person contracted the virus.

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there’s no evidence the virus has spread to New York City.

Data suggests this variant spreads more rapidly.

CBSNewYork Team