Stars and Stripes stripes.com 30 Dec, 2020 14:30 am

No travel history in first reported US case of virus variant

No travel history in first reported US case of virus variant
Scientists in the U.K. believe the variant is more contagious than previously identified strains.

DENVER — A new variant of the coronavirus that may be more contagious has been found in a Colorado man who had not been traveling, triggering a host of questions about how the first U.The new variant was first identified in England, and infections are soaring now in Britain, where the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients has surpassed the first peak of the outbreak in the spring.The new variant has also been found in several other countries.It’s not clear exactly why the new variant appears to spread faster.

The discovery of the new variant led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue new rules on Christmas Day for travelers arriving to the U.7, since the weekend before Christmas, when Britain’s prime minister said the new variant was moving rapidly through southeast England.

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