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US Detects First Case Of UK Coronavirus Variant In Colorado


#Colorado first case of #Covid variant that emerged recently in UK (#Representational)

#Washington:

The US state of #Colorado has recorded what is reportedly #America’s first case of the particularly infectious coronavirus variant that emerged recently in #Britain, the governor said #Tuesday.

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“#Today we discovered #Colorado’s first case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, the same variant discovered in the UK,” state governor #Jared #Polis tweeted.

#He attached an official statement from his office and state health officials that said the individual is a “male in his 20s who is currently in isolation in #Elbert #County and has no travel history.”

The individual had no close contacts, the statement said, but the situation will continue to be monitored “very closely” and authorities are working to identify other potential cases through contact tracing.

The #Washington #Post reported that the #Colorado case is the first known infection of the variant virus to be recorded in the #United #States. The first two variant cases on the #North #American continent were discovered in #Canada over the weekend.

#Fears have been raised by the new strain of #Covid-19, which experts say is potentially more transmissible.

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#More than 3,000 cases of the variant have already been reported in the UK and dozens of countries in #Europe and around the world, according to the EU health agency ECDC.

#In #South #Africa, more than 300 cases of another variant have been recorded. #Three cases of that strain variant have been confirmed in #Europe — two in the UK and one in #Finland — but all three have been connected to people returning from #South #Africa.

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