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Second U.K. COVID variant case believed to be found in Colorado

Second U.K. COVID variant case believed to be found in Colorado
The first case of the new strain in Colorado was confirmed Tuesday.

A second case of the new COVID-19 variant first discovered in the United Kingdom is now believed to have been found in Colorado, officials said.“There is a lot we don’t know about this new COVID-19 variant, but scientists in the United Kingdom are warning the world that it is significantly more contagious,” Polis said in the Twitter announcement.The suspected second case was reported by health authorities in Elbert County, where the first case of the new strain was confirmed Tuesday, according to CNN.The county’s health director, Dwayne Smith, told CNN on Wednesday that both the man in the initial case and the man in the new, suspected one worked in Simla at the Good Samaritan Society assisted living center.

“The state health department has deployed a rapid response team to the assisted living facility in Simla to test residents and staff.Most Read Smith said neither of the men are from Elbert County and that both are isolating elsewhere.

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