From the US state of California, health officials say they have detected the first case of a relatively new strain of the coronavirus. We are talking about a new variation of the virus, which was first observed in the UK and which has an almost 70% greater ability to spread than other mutations.
Prior to California, the coronavirus strain was also found in Colorado a couple of days earlier. In both California and Colorado, the infected have not traveled anywhere lately. Consequently, the United States suggests that many more cases of this mutation will be detected in the United States.
California Health Secretary Mark Gall said the situation was “alarming”, especially given the growing number of infections and hospitalizations reported in the state. He emphasizes the need for maximum protection of preventive methods, such as wearing masks, social distance, avoiding travel and staying home as much as possible.