A 40-year-old Texas girl has died from the extremely contagious UK pressure of COVID-19.
Felicia Parker handed away at a Houston hospital on Saturday, 5 days after she was admitted to the ability as a result of she was having bother respiration.
Subsequent testing confirmed that Parker had contracted the UK variant of the coronavirus, referred to as B 1.1.7 and dubbed ‘Tremendous COVID’ as a result of it’s feared to be as much as 70 % extra transmissible.
Family members say they do not know how Parker contracted that exact pressure of the illness.
To date, 82 ‘Tremendous COVID’ infections have been detected in 10 states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Whereas the pressure is extra transmissible, medical doctors say it’s not extra lethal.
Felicia Parker, 40, handed away at a Houston hospital on Saturday after testing constructive to the highly-infectious UK stain of COVID-19
Relative Romeka James instructed information community KTRK that Parker first fell unwell over the vacations.
The mom-of-two had just lately been recognized with Sort 2 diabetes.
‘That is severe. ‘This isn’t simply one other particular person. That is somebody’s mom, somebody’s sister,’ James said.
‘We’ve got to be actually protected, we have now to comply with the CDC pointers. It is not simply one other quantity. It is someone’.
A GoFundMe account has been arrange for Parker, who didn’t have life insurance coverage.
One particular person, paying tribute to Parker, wrote: ‘She at all times had a heat smile and an encouraging phrase to share with everybody she encountered. A mighty and highly effective girl of God that wasn’t ashamed to share her religion’.
Family members say they do not know how Parker contracted that exact pressure of the illness. The mom-of-two didn’t have life insurance coverage
A complete of 82 circumstances of the brand new ‘super-COVID’ variant first detected within the UK have been recognized in 10 states, in keeping with a DailyMail.com tally of federal and native information
In the meantime, different variants of COVID-19, initially detected in South Africa and Japan, have proven up within the US.
Many have criticized US well being companies for failing to adequately detect and monitor these new strains which have in some way made their method into the nation.
Well being consultants say the variants present trigger for the Trump administration to ramp up nationwide vaccination efforts, which have been lagging because the rollout began in December.
The vaccines are mentioned to be efficient in opposition to these strains.
Alarmingly, nevertheless, the US has now detected its personal homegrown ‘super-covid’ variants which can be extra infectious than the most typical coronavirus varieties.
Alarmingly, nevertheless, the U.S. has now detected its personal homegrown ‘super-covid’ variants which can be extra infectious than the most typical coronavirus varieties. Pictured: a affected person being handled for COVID-19 in California on Tuesday
One of many new, extra infectious variants has already turn out to be dominant in Columbus, Ohio, the place it was found. This distinctive US variant has three mutations not seen within the others from the UK and South Africa.
To date, this homegrown variant has been seen in about 20 samples since Ohio State College (OSU) scientists first detected it in December. It is now current in a lot of the samples they’re sequencing.
A second variant has mutations equivalent to the UK variants, however arose utterly independently on American soil, in keeping with Ohio State College scientists. Only one particular person with this variant has been discovered.
‘We are actually in a interval the place the virus is altering fairly considerably…so we’re involved,’ Dr Daniel Jones, one of many Ohio State College (OSU) scientists concerned within the discovery, instructed native press.
It comes after Dr Deborah Birx warned over the weekend that the patter of COVID-19 case spikes urged the US might have already got its personal 50 % extra infectious ‘super-covid’ variant.
Scientists are fairly certain each American variants are extra infectious, however do not know but whether or not they are going to be resistant to vaccines.