Via WSJ:

The highly contagious strain of Covid-19 recently discovered in the United Kingdom has reached New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

State health officials said they detected a case of the strain in a man from upstate Saratoga County. The new variant, which is known to spread 70% faster than earlier versions of the virus, was first detected in the U.S. in a man in Colorado, health officials said last week.

The New York man is associated with N. Fox Jewelers in Saratoga Springs, a business where other people tested positive for the virus, New York state officials said. The officials urged anyone who visited the store since Dec. 18 to be tested.

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