@gothamist Welp, it’s only a matter of time. #NewYork got its 1st #Coronavirus/#COVID19 case with the South African variant. You’d think it’s the 2nd, but the previous one was from Connecticut. This person lives in #Nassau County, #LongIsland. It’s worrisome because the current #COVID_19 vaccines we have are less effective against the variant from South Africa (some protection is better than no protection). Also, I don’t think all tests are undergoing genome sequencing. Each & every test needs to have the viral RNA sequenced as a monitoring parameter. Keeping wearing your #mask, #socialdistancing, & washing your hands.