The mutated form of the coronavirus found in the UK, believed to be 70% more contagious, has been found in a resident of the US. It was found in a Colorado resident that has no history of traveling to the UK.
Investigations Into how he contracted the disease he’s ongoing
In a statement released by the Colorado’s state health department, the man who contracted this new variant is currently in isolation in Elbert County, about an hour and a half south of Denver. The man is said to be in his 20s and is already on his way to recovery.
The governor, Jared Polis, also released a statement saying that an investigation into how the man contracted the virus is ongoing.
“Today we discovered Colorado’s first case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, the same variant discovered in the U.K. 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.” Governor Polis tweeted through his Twitter account.