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Second U.S. case of more contagious COVID strain detected

Second U.S. case of more contagious COVID strain detected
The first case was identified Tuesday in Colorado.

The man did not travel recently, suggesting the variant had already been circulating in Southern California.Gavin Newsom extended lockdowns in Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley on Tuesday because both regions have very few hospital beds left to care for an ever-growing number of COVID patients.A man receives a nasal swab COVID-19 test at Los Angeles International Airport on Dec.22 in Los Angeles.

The more contagious COVID strain first identified in the U.strain has been identified in countries around the globe, including Canada, Lebanon, Japan and Australia.

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