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Hawaii health officials report 1st case of new, fast-spreading variant of COVID-19 – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The state Health Department today confirmed that its Laboratories Division has detected the SARS-CoV-2 variant L452R.

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The state Health Department today confirmed that its Laboratories Division has detected the SARS-CoV-2 variant L452R.
Officials said the coronavirus strain was first detected in Denmark in March 2020 and is now found in more than a dozen U.S. states. The Centers for Disease Control and Protection has warned that it will probably become the dominant version in the country by March.
While science has not shown the L452R variant spreads more quickly or poses a greater threat than other COVID-19 strains,…

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