First U.S. Case Of U.Ok. COVID-19 Variant Discovered In Colorado : Coronavirus Updates : NPR


Gov. Jared Polis helps put Colorado’s first cargo of COVID-19 vaccine in a freezer at a state well being division laboratory final week.

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Gov. Jared Polis helps put Colorado’s first cargo of COVID-19 vaccine in a freezer at a state well being division laboratory final week.

David Zalubowski/AP

A case of the brand new coronavirus variant initially seen in the UK has been present in Colorado, state officers say, marking the primary time the variant has been formally documented in the USA.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis stated that the person who examined constructive is in his 20s, has not been touring and is at the moment isolating.

“The person has no shut contacts recognized to this point, however public well being officers are working to determine different potential circumstances and contacts via thorough contact tracing interviews,” the assertion stated.

The variant, to which scientists within the U.Ok. alerted the general public in mid-December, is predicted to unfold quicker than the unique illness and has 17 mutations, NPR’s Michaeleen Doucleff studies.

Coronavirus circumstances have notably elevated in England over the previous few weeks.

Simply days in the past the primary case of this virus variant was additionally present in France.

In response to the information from the U.Ok., the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention introduced final week that anybody coming to the U.S. from the U.Ok. should obtain a adverse coronavirus check end result earlier than they start the journey.





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