CDC has not seen emergence of a highly contagious U.S. variant of coronavirus

The White House coronavirus task force said there could be a fresh variant of the virus that evolved in the U.S. and is driving spread, according to a document obtained by NBC News.The new strain is already spreading in communities and may be 50% more transmissible, it said.The report, which was issued to states on Jan. 3, offers few further details about this possible new variant.The CDC issued a statement saying it has not seen the emergence of a highly contagious new U.S. variant of the coronavirus, unlike variants in the U.K. and South Africa. It noted, however, that there are probably many variants emerging across the globe.

Source: CDC has not seen emergence of a highly contagious U.S. variant of coronavirus