The more contagious British variant of the coronavirus has now also been found in someone in Colorado’s US state.
Governor Jared Polis says that on Tuesday. This is the first known detection of the mutated virus type in the United States.
“Today we discovered Colorado’s first case of the Covid-19 variant B.1.1.7, the same variant discovered in the UK,” Polis wrote on Twitter.
The coronavirus variant was found in a young man who was in isolation at the time and had not recently travelled.
The new corona variant can be significantly more contagious. After the mutation became known, most EU countries had decided to mostly limit travel to and from Britain to prevent its spread.
The mutated virus type has also been discovered in other countries.