Delta Variant of COVID-19 Found in Erie County, UB Scientists Say

Updated June 20, 2021

Multiple outlets reported that UB scientists have discovered the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19 in a sample from Erie County. “I would predict we will see more of it in more recent samples,” said Jennifer A. Surtees, PhD, co-director of UB’s Genome, Environment and Microbiome Community of Excellence and an associate professor of biochemistry.