New York City has identified 13 cases of the B.1.1.7 Covid-19 variant, also known as the UK variant, according to Dr. Dave Chokshi, the city health commissioner.
No cases of other variants have yet been found in New York City, but Chokshi said Tuesday that city authorities are “monitoring the situation very closely and are carefully learning from public health colleagues around the world.”
On Tuesday, the city reported an 8.20% positivity rate, with 4,585 new cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
At least 206 new Covid-19 patients were admitted to the city’s hospitals, but de Blasio said hospitalizations were overall trending downward.
Note: These numbers were released by New York City authorities and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.