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This Is How Many Cases of the New Strain Are in Your State

Best Life Logo By Kali Coleman of Best Life | Slide 2 of 30: Total number of U.K. strain cases: 1Total number of South African strain cases: 0Total number of Brazilian strain cases: 0Alaska only recently discovered the B.1.1.7 variant within its borders. According to a statement released Jan. 26 by the Alaska Department of Health and Social services, the infected individual tested positive for COVID last month, but their sample was just identified by Alaska's Public Health Laboratories. The person who tested positive for the U.K. strain had "recently visited a state where the variant has already been detected," the department pointed out.

1. Alaska

Total number of U.K. strain cases: 1Total number of South African strain cases: 0Total number of Brazilian strain cases: 0

Alaska only recently discovered the B.1.1.7 variant within its borders. According to a statement released Jan. 26 by the Alaska Department of Health and Social services, the infected individual tested positive for COVID last month, but their sample was just identified by Alaska's Public Health Laboratories. The person who tested positive for the U.K. strain had "recently visited a state where the variant has already been detected," the department pointed out.

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