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The first two U.S. cases of the emerging Covid-19 variant first identified in South Africa were detected in South Carolina, state public health officials said Thursday.

Although no evidence suggests it causes more severe disease, the variant first identified in South Africa is known to be more resistant to current vaccines and may spread more easily and quickly than other variants.

There is no known travel history of the infected, and no connection between the two cases, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said in a release.

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