Super COVID IS in the US: A Colorado man in his twenties with no travel history is the first American to test positive for the mutant strain first detected in the UK
- Governor Polis revealed that a UK mutant strain of COVID-19 was found in Colorado
- The case was discovered in a man in his twenties who is now "isolated in Elbert County".
- He has no travel history which shows he caught it from someone in the US
- The new variant of the coronavirus has spread rapidly in the UK
- Mutations can be up to 70% more contagious and more worrying for children
Colorado has announced it will discover the first US case of the mutant COVID-19 strain, first found in the UK.
Unveiled the worrying news in a tweet, Governor Jared Polis wrote, “Today we discovered Colorado's first case of 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 be monitoring this case as well as any COVID-19 indicators very closely. & # 39;
An accompanying statement said the Colorado State Laboratory confirmed the case and notified the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
The case was discovered in a man in his twenties who "is currently isolated in Elbert County and has no travel history".
The fact that the man did not travel tells officials that he got the charge from someone else in the US.
Governor Jared Polis released this statement stating that the infected person is a man in his twenties who had not traveled
He will remain in isolation until health officials release him.
The statement adds, "The person has not yet identified close contacts, but public health officials are working to identify other potential cases and contacts through thorough contact tracing interviews."
Gov Polis added, “We don't know much about this new variant of COVID-19, but scientists in the UK are warning the world that it is far more contagious.
& # 39; The health and safety of Coloradans is our top priority and we will be monitoring the case as well as any COVID-19 indicators very closely.
Gov. Jared Polis revealed the worrying news in a tweet, writing, "Today we discovered Colorado's first case of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7."
"We are working to prevent the spread and contain the virus at all levels."
The new variant of the coronavirus has spread rapidly in the UK recently and huge parts of England are subject to the strictest COVID-19 restrictions.
The mutation known as the B.1.1.7 line can be up to 70 percent more contagious and more worrying to children.
It has wreaked havoc in the UK, sparking a wave of travel bans that disrupt trade with Europe and threaten to further isolate the island country.
Governor Polis urged people to continue wearing masks, stand three feet apart when meeting others, and only interact with members of their immediate household.
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