FLORIDA has become the third state to get Super-Covid as a man in 20s with no travel history was diagnosed with the mutant strain from the United Kingdom.
The Florida Department of Health announced the news to Twitter on New Years Eve.
In a Thursday night tweet, the department wrote: "Florida has evidence of the first identified case of the UK COVID-19 variant in Martin County.
"The individual is a male in his 20s with no history of travel.
"The Department is working with the CDC on this investigation. We encourage all to continue practicing COVID-19 mitigation."
A followup tweet read: "At this time, experts anticipate little to no impact on the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine.
"For updates on the state's vaccination efforts, text FLCOVID19 to 888777."
The confirmed spread of "Super Covid" comes as more than 19.7million people across the United States have tested positive for coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, at least 342,414 have died from Covid-19 in across the nation.
Florida's "Super-Covid" discovery comes one day after the strain was located in California, and two days after the highly contagious variant was confirmed in the Colorado National Guard.
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced the infectious mutant strain had made its way to the Golden State, fueling fears of a rapid spread across the US.
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