While the pace of vaccinations is picking up, with nearly 1 million shots delivered Tuesday, a possible new coronavirus strain has appeared in Ohio.
Researchers at Ohio State University discovered a new variant that carries a mutation identical to the strain found in the U.K., but was likely already present in the U.S.
The strain with three new mutations was more prominent in Columbus in recent weeks, they said.
"Also, like the U.K. strain, the mutations in the Columbus strain are likely to make the virus more infectious, making it easier for the virus to pass from person to person," the university said in a news release on Wednesday.
The home of the Arizona Cardinals, State Farm Stadium in Glendale, is now a mass vaccination site for health care workers, first responders, teachers and child care workers.