Pasadena Public Health Department Confirms First Case of B.1.1.7., U.K. Variant, in Pasadena Resident

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has received the first confirmed report of infection in a Pasadena resident with the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7. This variant was first identified in the United Kingdom, spreads more easily and quickly (about 50% increased transmission) than other variants, and likely causes more severe disease based on hospitalizations and case fatality rates. The person infected in Pasadena was an adult, and the variant was identified through California Department of Public Health genomic surveillance testing of... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Confirms First Case of B.1.1.7., U.K. Variant, in Pasadena Resident"