December 31st – On the 30th local time, California Governor Vin Newsom said in a conversation with Anthony Fauci that the mutant novel coronavirus originally discovered in the United Kingdom has now been found in California.
“We were told that the mutant COVID-19, which was discovered yesterday (29th) in Colorado, has already appeared in California, right in Southern California,” Newsom said, CNN. Local officials later confirmed that the patient was a 30-year-old man with no travel history and began to develop symptoms related to COVID-19 on December 27.
On the 29th local time, health officials in Colorado said that the state had the first case of mutant novel coronavirus, which was also the first case in the United States.
It is reported that the patient is a man in his 20s, who has no travel history and is currently undergoing isolation treatment. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention subsequently issued a statement saying that more cases of mutant COVID-19 infection may be found in the next few days.