NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York City Department of Health has released a new report on COVID-19 variants in the city.

The agency has identified multiple variants of interest and concern, notably B.1.1.7., the variant originally found in the United Kingdom, and B.1.526, the new variant that emerged in New York.

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Both variants are present in all five boroughs.


The New York variant is slightly more common in the Bronx and parts of Queens.

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The UK variant cases are more common in southern Brooklyn, eastern Queens and Staten Island.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are signs of increased transmissibility in both variants.

The P.1 variant, which was first identified in Brazil, has also been detected in the city, but health officials it is currently low in prevalence.

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To view the full report, click here.

CBSNewYork Team