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U.K. Coronavirus Variant Found On UCF Campus

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A view of the UCF campus library in Orlando. A UCF student has been diagnosed with a UK variant of COVID-19.

UCF officials said the student was isolated after testing positive and contact tracing measures were taken.

A student at the University of Central Florida has been diagnosed with a variant of the coronavirus first found in the United Kingdom and thought to be more easily transmissible.

UCF officials said that the unidentified student tested positive last week.

The Orlando-based university is one of the nation’s largest with more than 66,000 students. University officials said the student was isolated and contact tracing measures were taken.

The Florida Department of Health announced the state’s first case of the U.K. variant at the end of last year.

The state now leads the nation in cases of the variant.

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