COVID-19

First case of the new Covid strain confirmed in the US

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  • The infected individual, a man in his 20s, does not have a history of traveling and is in isolation in Elbert County, about an hour and a half south of Denver, officials said.
  • The new strain could be as much as 70% more transmissible.
  • U.S. coronavirus vaccine czar, Moncef Slaoui, said earlier in December that the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 shots should be effective against new strains.

The principal instance of another and possibly more irresistible strain of Covid-19 has been affirmed in the United States, Colorado wellbeing authorities said Tuesday.

The wellbeing authorities affirmed the case and informed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The contaminated individual, a man in his 20s, doesn’t have a background marked by voyaging and is in disengagement in Elbert County, about 90 minutes south of Denver, authorities said.

“There is a ton we don’t think about this new Covid-19 variation, however researchers in the United Kingdom are cautioning the world that it is essentially more infectious,” Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said. “The wellbeing and security of Coloradans is our main concern and we will intently screen this case, just as all COVID-19 pointers, intently.”

“We are attempting to forestall spread and contain the infection at all levels,” Polis stated, adding that general wellbeing authorities were attempting to recognize other possible cases through contact following meetings.

Fundamental investigation of the changed strain, first recognized in the U.K., proposes it could be the guilty party behind Britain’s new spike in cases. The new strain, alluded to as SARS-CoV-2 VUI 202012/01, could be as much as 70% more contagious, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

The principal instance of another and possibly more irresistible strain of Covid-19 has been affirmed in the United States, Colorado wellbeing authorities said Tuesday.

The wellbeing authorities affirmed the case and informed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The contaminated individual, a man in his 20s, doesn’t have a past filled with voyaging and is in disengagement in Elbert County, about 90 minutes south of Denver, authorities said.

“There is a ton we don’t think about this new Covid-19 variation, however researchers in the United Kingdom are cautioning the world that it is fundamentally more infectious,” Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said. “The wellbeing and security of Coloradans is our main concern and we will intently screen this case, just as all COVID-19 markers, intently.”

“We are attempting to forestall spread and contain the infection at all levels,” Polis stated, adding that general wellbeing authorities were attempting to recognize other expected cases through contact following meetings.

Starter investigation of the transformed strain, first distinguished in the U.K., proposes it could be the offender behind Britain’s new spike in cases. The new strain, alluded to as SARS-CoV-2 VUI 202012/01, could be as much as 70% more contagious, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

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