Colorado officials are investigating another “highly suspicious” but unconfirmed case of the coronavirus mutation, which may have been found in another COVID-19 positive patient.
The confirmed variant case of the coronavirus and the potential second case both involve members of the Colorado National Guard who were sent to help the Good Samaritans Association nursing home in Simla, where COVID-19 has spread widely.
Both arrived at the nursing home on December 23 and tested positive on December 24. The positive test is performed in the state laboratory, which is vigilant against B.1.1.7. Since it was first discovered in the UK, there have been variants. Since the previous positive test results were processed through an external laboratory, the laboratory is now investigating the residents and employees of the nursing home.
Colorado health officials confirmed various variants of highly infectious coronavirus, the first in the United States
Officials said at a news conference on Wednesday that preliminary results do not indicate that the variant is circulating in nursing homes.
Both the confirmed case and the suspicious case of the confirmed variant were quarantined for 1
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Colorado Governor Jared Polis said: “We know a lot about this new variant of COVID-19, but British scientists warn the world that it is much more contagious.” “The health and safety of Coloradans is Our top priority, we will closely monitor this case and all COVID-19 indicators.”
Polis thanked the researchers at the State Laboratory for identifying the variant, but noted that he believes it is “unlikely to be the first person in the United States with this variant”
He said that so far, researchers have not found any signs that the variant may cause more severe symptoms, but it is believed to be more spread.
Earlier in the press conference, Polis said that many areas of the state are entering phase 1b of vaccine distribution. Starting Wednesday, residents aged 70 and over will be eligible to receive the vaccine.
Polis said: “Anyone over 70 can now get the vaccine legally,” 78% of COVID-19 deaths in the state involve people over 70.
He predicts that it will take about 4 to 5 weeks for all people over 70 who need the vaccine to get the first dose of the vaccine.
Polis said that New York State is working with different employers to develop targeted plans for basic frontline workers, educators, food workers, grocery store workers, and others, including frontline reporters, to set vaccine schedules. table.