Houston Methodist Hospital has reported its first case of the lambda variant of Covid-19 virus according to an ABC News report.
The Texas hospital which operates a network of eight hospitals, said that the lambda variant was first detected in South American country of Peru in December 2020. According to W.H.O. lambda makes up 81% of all Covid-19 cases in that country.
From ABC News report:
Houston Methodist had a little over 100 COVID-19 patients across the hospital system last week. That number rose to 185 Monday, with a majority of those infected being unvaccinated, according to a statement released by the hospital Monday.
Among those infections, about 85% have been diagnosed with the delta variant, hospital officials said.
Hospital president and CEO Dr. Marc Boom stressed it is “imperative” that the community “get vaccinated and decrease virus spread.”
Despite the report of the lambda variant, experts at Houston Methodist say delta is still the primary concern in the U.S.