First Reported US Case of COVID-19 Variant Found in Colorado

The coronavirus variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver and has no travel history.

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A waitperson wears a face mask while tending to a patron sitting in the outdoor patio of a sushi restaurant, late Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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DENVER (AP) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday. The coronavirus variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver and has no travel history, state health officials said. The Colorado State Laboratory confirmed the virus variant, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was notified. Scientists…

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