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Colorado Reports First Case of New Coronavirus Strain

December 30, 2020

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Health Officials Confirm The First Case of The New Strain of COVID-19 in the USARemember the new coronavirus strain first discovered in the United Kingdom a couple weeks back? Well, a FOX News article written by Louis Casiano titled, "Colorado Health Officials Confirm Highly Infectious Coronavirus Variant Found, First in Us" stated that the Colorado public health officials confirmed the first US case of the new contagious coronavirus variant B.1.1.7 on Tuesday, December 29th.

The strain was discovered in a man from Elbert County, Colorado. Governor Jared Polis said in a statement that he has no travel history and is isolating himself until he is cleared by public health officials. "The health and safety of Coloradans is our top priority, and we will closely monitor this case, as well as all COVID-19 indicators, very closely," Gov. Jared Polis added. "We are working to prevent spread and contain the virus at all levels." Although the patient has no close contacts identified so far, public health officials are continually working to find others who were potentially exposed through contact tracing interviews.

The discovery of this new coronavirus strain in Britain led to the country enforcing lockdown measures and restricting international travel amid the holiday season. No one currently has the full details of this new strain, but scientists in the United Kingdom are warning the world that it is significantly more contagious. Britain and the United States are not the only countries that have discovered this new variant, though. Since its first discovery a couple weeks ago, researchers in Japan, Canada and several European nations have identified the new strain.

For more details, make sure you click on the link provided above or here: Colorado Health Officials Confirm Highly Infectious Coronavirus Variant Found, First in USA


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