New Jersey has registered the first known death in the US from the UK coronavirus strain, state officials announced Wednesday.

Iran PressAmerica: The White House COVID-19 team separately said the country was identifying cases of the new strain too slowly.

Earlier in January, the UK entered a new lockdown in order to lessen transmission and effects from the new variant.

The new variant is more transmissible and has contributed to a large spike in cases and deaths in the UK.

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