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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A extra infections variant of COVID-19 that has swept by means of the UK has been recognized in Florida, state well being officers stated on Thursday, marking the third recognized U.S. state to determine such a case.

The Florida Division of Well being stated the case concerned a male in his 20s in Martin County with no historical past of journey. Two different circumstances involving the UK variant have been recognized in Colorado and California.

“The Division is working with the CDC (U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention) on this investigation,” it tweeted.

On Wednesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom stated the coronavirus variant B.1.1.7 had been recognized in Southern California.

A day earlier, Colorado Governor Jared Polis stated the variant had been recognized there, whereas one other state well being official stated a second potential case was being investigated.

The circumstances, present in people who had not current traveled, confirmed the doubtless group unfold of the variant from person-to-person in the USA. Well being consultants have stated they consider the brand new variant is extra infectious however just lately authorized vaccines ought to present safety towards it.

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