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Colorado reports first case of COVID-19 variant


Colo. (KRDO) -- On Tuesday, Gov. Jared Polis confirmed Colorado's first case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, the same variant discovered in the U.K. According to ABC News, this is believed to be the first known case of the variant in the U.S.

State public health officials report the patient is a man in his 20s, who is currently in isolation in Elbert County and has not traveled recently.

The Colorado State Laboratory that confirmed the diagnosis also notified the Center of Disease Control of the case.

Right now, health officials are working to identify any possible cases and contacts through contact tracing.

Gov. Jared Polis is holding a press conference Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. to provide more details to the public.

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