January 8 According to CNN, at least eight states in the United States have found mutant COVID-19 cases, with a total of 56 confirmed cases.
On the 7th local time, officials in Texas and Connecticut announced that they had found a mutant strain of the novel coronavirus in their state, which was the same as the new strain found in the United Kingdom.
The Harris County Public Health Department of Texas said in a statement that the infected person was a male between the ages of 30 and 40 and had no travel history, which means that the mutant novel coronavirus has spread locally.
Connecticut Governor Lamont also said that state health officials have confirmed two cases of mutant COVID-19.
The two patients, aged between 15 and 25, were reported to have left Connecticut for Ireland and New York, respectively.” Gene sequencing of the virus shows that the two cases are not related,” Lamont said.
At least eight states across the United States have seen cases of mutant COVID-19.
In addition to Texas and Connecticut, California, Florida, Colorado, Georgia, New York and Pennsylvania are also included.
CNN noted that the total number of mutant COVID-19 cases in the United States has reached at least 56.