The first case in the US of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, the same variant discovered in the UK, has been reported in Colorado.
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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.
The health and safety of Coloradans is our top priority and we will monitor this case, as well as all COVID-19 indicators, very closely. pic.twitter.com/fjyq7QhzBi
— Governor Jared Polis (@GovofCO) December 29, 2020
DEVELOPING: The first case of a COVID-19 variant strain discovered in the U.K. has now been detected in the United States, officials said. The Colorado man did not travel. https://t.co/UWqa4naJVq
— NECN (@NECN) December 29, 2020
Earlier today, I predicted that this new, more contagious #coronavirus strain was already circulating in the US.@GovofCO Polis just announced that #Colorado has detected the virus in a person with NO TRAVEL HISTORY.
Expect new #COVID19 cases to skyrocket even more.?? https://t.co/TgU4xYxXL8
— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@DrDenaGrayson) December 29, 2020