Experts warn Miami is at highest risk of being exposed to new strain of coronavirus

Several mutations of COVID-19 are spreading across the country, including South Florida. According to experts, a new strain of the novel coronavirus could be moving in the wrong direction.

Former FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Miami is at the highest risk right now.

The CDC reports there are more than 140 cases of the UK strain in Florida, but that number could be higher.

Dr. Aileen Marty said out of the 70,000 plus COVID tests conducted a week, only 200 are being checked for the new strain.

Dr. Anthony Fauci said the best way to stop new mutations from forming is to vaccinate as many people as possible.

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Anyone with questions and concerns about the coronavirus can call the Florida Department of Health’s 24-hour hotline at 1-866-779-6121.