The first case of a new, contagious coronavirus strain has been reported in Florida

Health officials in Florida announced Thursday that they have discovered a new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus, making it the third U.S. state to report a variety of strains of the virus.

The new strain was first found in the United Kingdom.

“Florida has evidence of a previously identified case of a UK COVID-19 variant in Martin County. The individual is a 20 year old male with no travel history. The department is working with the CDC on the investigation. We encourage everyone to continue the practice of reducing COVID-19, ”the Florida Department of Health said Thursday.

Colorado and California both found cases of stress this week.

B Dt.1..7. The new strain, called Called, was first discovered in Colorado on Tuesday and was found by a 20-year-old man who had not traveled.

On Wednesday, a California health official announced that the patient suffering from the new strain was a 30-year-old man, and Politico said he had no history of travel.

The Florida Department of Health added, “At this point, experts expect the COVID-19 vaccine to have no effect on efficacy.”

Health experts and pharmaceutical companies say existing vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna are thought to be effective against new strains, although more tests are being conducted to confirm their effectiveness.

Although it is more contagious, it is not thought to cause more severe symptoms or be more lethal.