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California has nation's second confirmed case of virus variant

California has nation's second confirmed case of virus variant
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced the first known case of the new and apparently more contagious variant of the coronavirus in the nation's most populated state, following the first reported U.S. case in Colorado.

Health officials said a second Guard member may have it too.The Colorado case announced Tuesday involves a man in his 20s who had not traveled recently, officials said.He has mild symptoms and is isolating at his home near Denver, while the person with the suspected case is isolating at a Colorado hotel while further genetic analysis is done on his sample, officials said.health officials said the Colorado patient's lack of travel history suggests the new variant is already spreading in this country.

That person was identified Wednesday as a Colorado National Guardsman who had been sent to help out at a nursing home struggling with an outbreak.23 to work at the Good Samaritan Society nursing home in the small town of Simla, in a mostly rural area about 90 miles outside Denver, said Dr.

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