Nebraska on Friday identified its first case of the U.K., or B.1.1.7, variant of COVID-19 in a woman in her 20s from Douglas County.
Nebraska was one of the few states without a positively identified case of a coronavirus variant.
The strain is considered more transmissible, but all COVID-19 vaccines that have received FDA approval have proved to be effective against it.
Also Friday, local health officials confirmed one additional death from COVID-19 in Lancaster County, and reported 45 new cases of the virus.
The deceased was a man in his 80s who died at home, according to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 221.
To date, the county has confirmed 28,086 coronavirus cases, the Health Department said in a news release.
Lincoln hospitals cared for 37 COVID-19 patients Friday, including 22 from Lancaster County, the release said.
The county has so far administered more than 76,870 doses of coronavirus vaccine.
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