FAIRFIELD, CT — A Fairfield pupil who examined optimistic for the coronavirus in late January had the brand new, extra contagious United Kingdom variant of the illness, officers mentioned Friday.”I need to remind college students and workers to stay cautious, particularly for the reason that COVID-19 B117 (UK) variant has been recognized in Connecticut,” Superintendent Mike Cummings mentioned Friday in a message to folks. “It is necessary for everybody to proceed carrying your masks, washing your arms, and maintaining a secure distance from these outdoors of your family.” The pupil who contracted the variant has accomplished isolation and everybody involved with the coed has quarantined, Cummings mentioned. The college district won’t be disclosing which college the coed attends, in line with Director of Communications Andrea Clark.”The Health Department has consulted with the CT Department of Public Health and no additional actions are required at this level,” Cummings mentioned, including 42 individuals within the state have examined optimistic for the U.Okay. variant. Despite the variant’s presence, virus knowledge is trending down, with fewer hospitalizations and deaths, in line with Cummings and First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick, who additionally mentioned the B117 case in her weekly e mail to residents.From Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, Fairfield noticed 103 confirmed coronavirus instances, in comparison with 192 confirmed instances the week of Dec. 27 to Jan. 2, in line with city knowledge. The Fairfield Health Department has administered 6,958 vaccines, with one other 4,700 appointments scheduled for February. Since the pandemic first reached Connecticut final March, Fairfield has recorded 3,942 instances and 194 residents have died in affiliation with the virus. Within the Fairfield college district, 374 college students and 108 workers members have recovered from the virus. Another 10 college students and two workers members not too long ago examined optimistic.