Another case of highly contagious COVID variant reported in Trenton – NJ.com

There was one other confirmed case of the United Kingdom COVID-19 variant in New Jersey, this time within the north ward of Trenton, Mayor W. Reed Gusciora introduced right this moment.

Metropolis officers had been notified {that a} COVID-19 check from a North Trenton resident confirmed the presence of the UK COVID-19 variant (B.1.1.7), the mayor stated. That resident has since examined unfavorable, and the one different individual within the family is present process testing now.

The first two cases of the same variant had been reported in New Jersey on Jan. 22. In response to the CDC website, this variant spreads sooner and extra simply than different variations of the virus.

“With the emergence of this variant in Trenton, we will’t consider a extra essential time to remind our residents to maintain their guard up,” stated Gusciora. “Which means training social distancing, carrying your masks, and ensuring to get examined when you have any signs.”

Town is providing COVID-19 testing on the MLK Faculty on 401 Brunswick Ave on Feb. 9 and Feb. 12, 2021, from 11 a.m. to three p.m. No registration is required, and checks will likely be administered on a first-come-first-served foundation. Whereas there is no such thing as a cost for testing, residents are suggested to deliver their insurance coverage playing cards if they’ve them, together with proof of Trenton residency.

In response to metropolis well being officers, the vaccines being administered within the Trenton space are nonetheless efficient towards this COVID-19 variant. Residents who need assistance registering for vaccines are suggested to name town’s Division of Well being at (609)-989-3242.

To this point, Trenton has had a complete of 6,373 COVID-19 instances with 85 associated deaths, Gusciora stated.

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