California Reports First Case Of New COVID Variant
California becomes the second U.S. state to report a case of the new COVID-19 variant from the U.K.
In California ...
Officials have discovered another case of the new and more infectious COVID-19 variant that was first detected in the U.K.
That's this is the second known case in the U.S.
Colorado has the other known case of this variant. A national guard member and Colorado officials say a second national guard member.. May have it too.They say the men were sent to help out at a nursing home dealing with an outbreak.They tested positive a day later. On Christmas Eve.A state lab is now looking at residents. And staff at that facility.Early results do not show the variant spreading there.
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