LOS ANGELES — On Tuesday, health authorities affirmed there is another and more infectious variation of COVID-19 in Colorado, yet the overseer of the Los Angeles County Public Health Department says it is conceivable it is now here too.

Colorado’s affirmation of the new strain, which was first found in the United Kingdom, is the principal identification of the variation in the United States. Colorado authorities said the patient was a man in his 20s who had no new history of movement. He has been in quarantine, authorities added.

The new strain, known as B.1.1.7, has not authoritatively been found in L.A. however, yet Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said Monday said that doesn’t mean it isn’t now here.

“We have not discovered any proof of the variation in that first gathering of tests that we ran,” said Ferrer. “It just methods it didn’t appear in the first round of testing.”

However, Ferrer said regardless of whether the variation is in the region, it would not change the contamination control quantifies that are as of now set up.

“I think whether the variation is here or it isn’t here, the means we need to take are the very same,” she said. “Regardless of whether the variation is somewhat more irresistible than the infection as we’re encountering it now in the prevalent strain we’re seeing here in L.A. Area, the means to take are the equivalent. Also, the earnestness is the equivalent.”


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