The New Paper

December 30, 2020

First known case of new coronavirus variant reported in Colorado

The first known US case of a new coronavirus variant that may be up to 70% more transmissible was reported in Colorado yesterday. The new strain initially emerged in the UK earlier this month, prompting several countries to announce travel bans from the country. While additional details on the new strain are still emerging, health officials previously noted that there is no evidence thus far of a higher mortality rate or a resistance to current vaccines.

Extra: Here’s an explainer on the new coronavirus strain.
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