UK COVID-19 variant found in Orange County, health officials say

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orange County leaders confirmed Thursday that a case of the U.K. COVID-19 variant has been detected in Orange County.

Orange County Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino said the person acquired it while on a trip to Mexico.

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The state of Florida has 186 documented cases of the B.1.1.7. U.K. COVID-19 variant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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