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Colorado could have second case of variant coronavirus
The newly discovered and more contagious variant of the coronavirus, which was first seen in Britain, may have been found in a second person in Colorado after state and health officials reported Tuesday his first known case.
“As many of you know, yesterday the Colorado State Laboratory confirmed the first variant of Covid-19 in the United States, right here in Colorado. Now, to be clear, that doesn’t mean Colorado is the first state to have people with the variant. In fact, it is very likely that there are many states, especially states that have more interaction with the UK in the New England and Mid Atlantic region. But I am very proud that our state laboratory was the very first to detect this variant. “Our investigation and contact tracing efforts are continuing. But at the moment, we are aware of one confirmed case and another possible case with a B117 variant of the virus. These two cases are members of the Colorado National Guard who have been deployed to support staffing at the Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home in Simla, Colo. It’s in Elbert County. Their deployment to the facility began on December 23. The nursing home has an ongoing outbreak of Covid-19. Covid-19 cases were first identified at the facility in mid-December after routine surveillance tests at this facility. “
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