Beijing, December 30 (Xinhua) comprehensive report, Colorado governor Jared Boris and state health officials announced on the 29th that Colorado has found the first case of new coronavirus mutation in the United States, which was first found in the United Kingdom. It is reported that the infected person is a 20-year-old male with no travel history. He is currently in quarantine and is recovering and can only be released with the approval of public health officials. Public health officials are conducting a thorough investigation. So far, no close contacts have been identified, but officials are trying to identify other potential cases through thorough contact tracking. “We don’t know much about this new variant of the virus, but scientists in the UK are warning the world that it’s much more infectious.” Governor Boris said. “We will closely monitor this case and all new indicators.” The Colorado State laboratory confirmed the information and informed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The laboratory is the first in the United States to quickly identify varieties by complex analysis of test samples. The covid-19 variant of the new crown virus, known as VUI-202012/01, may be related to the spread of the new crown in Southeast England, the British government said on December 14th. This situation aroused international concern, and many countries subsequently issued a ban on flights with the UK. At present, the virus has spread to many countries. According to the epidemic statistics released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States, the cumulative number of new crown confirmed cases in the United States has exceeded 19.9 million, and more than 330000 deaths. According to the latest prediction of CDC in the United States, the number of new deaths in the United States may reach 400000 by January 20.
Editor: Tan min