Two New York City residents are among the 12 'super-covid' cases in the state

Two New York City residents - in Manhattan and Queens - are among the 12 'super-covid' cases in the state, including one who has recently traveled to the UK, as Mayor de Blasio again calls for complete travel ban Two New York City residents have been infected with the new coronavirus variant first identified in the UK The two patients live in Manhattan and Queens, respectively, and one of them recently traveled to the UK On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio called on the federal government to cancel flights from the UK to the US At least 83 people across 11 states have contracted the new strain, which is up to 70% more transmissible 

By Mary Kekatos Senior Health Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 17:16 GMT, 13 January 2021 | Updated: 17:16 GMT, 13 January 2021

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Two New York City residents have contracted the highly contagious coronavirus variant first identified in the UK.

This makes the two cases, announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday, among the 12 infections recently confirmed across the state. 

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The two people live in Manhattan and Queens, respectively, and one of them had recently traveled to the UK.

With cases of the new variant spreading, now infecting least 83 people in 11 states, de Blasio called once again

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