Houston Methodist reports 1st case of Lambda variant

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A diligent astatine Houston Methodist Hospital has been diagnosed with the Lambda variant, making it the infirmary system's archetypal reported case.

The infirmary said the lawsuit was confirmed connected Monday.

According to Houston Methodist, arsenic of Monday, July 19, determination are 185 patients diagnosed with COVID-19. The infirmary said the bulk of them are unvaccinated.

About 85% of those patients person been diagnosed with the Delta variant, which is reportedly much contagious.

The WHO enactment said the Lambda variant was archetypal detected successful Peru successful December 2020.

"We're seeing an alarming spike successful the fig of COVID-19 cases crossed the Houston area, with the steepest summation happening implicit the weekend," said Houston Methodist successful a statement. "The accrued hospitalizations adhd accent to galore of our hospitals that are nearing capacity."

The infirmary strategy is encouraging vaccinations.

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