"Until we get everyone immunized, until we reach 80 to 90 percent, case investigation will still be important", Huff said.
Virologist Professor Lawrence Young warned the Government needs to focus on rolling out second coronavirus jabs, not just the first, to curb the "alarming rise in infections" which is being "fuelled by the new coronavirus variant".
The number of new daily cases in the United Kingdom has consistently been over 50,000 since December 29. "This is going to take time, but a future without COVID-19 is coming".
"That is why if we can, we must stay at home, reduce contact and do everything possible to break the spread of this virus". It has since been detected in numerous countries around the world, including the United States and Canada."There is also another variant that has "emerged independently of the variant detected in the UK" in South Africa, which shares some mutations with the variant detected in the UK".
A record 290,000 new COVID-19 infections were recorded within 24 hours in the United States Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University. While the variant appears to spread more easily, there's no evidence that it's any more deadly or causes more severe disease, the agency said. One recently returned from a trip to Ireland and the other had visited NY state.