UK coronavirus variant found in California

UK coronavirus variant found in California

The case has been reported a day after the first known US case was documented in Colorado

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The highly infectious coronavirus variant originally discovered in Britain has been detected in California, California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday, a day after the first known US case was documented in Colorado.

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Newsom announced his state's first known case of the coronavirus variant B.1.1.7, identified in Southern California, at the start of an online discussion of the Covid-19 pandemic with the nation's leading infectious disease specialist, Dr Anthony Fauci.