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Colorado National Guard member has first reported US case of virus variant

Colorado National Guard member has first reported US case of virus variant
Health officials say a Colorado National Guard member has the first reported U.S. case of COVID-19 variant, and a second case is suspected in another Guard member.

known to be infected with a new and apparently more contagious variant of the coronavirus 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.Staff and residents at the nursing home who tested positive for the coronavirus are having their samples screened for the variant, and so far no evidence of it has been found, she said.A call to the nursing home was not immediately returned.

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