UK COVID Variant Found in New Mexico

The first case of a highly contagious variant of COVID-19 has been identified in the state. The Department of Health says one man from Bernalillo County is in the hospital with the B117 variant of the coronavirus. He was said to have traveled to the U.K. in December. No other close contacts associated with the man have been found as of yet. Reports indicate the variant is not more lethal than the current virus but can spread a lot easier.