Fauci 'not surprised' UK variant found in California

"Well governor, first of all, I'm not surprised that you have a case and likely more cases in California and we likely will be seeing reports from other states, Colorado was the first to do that," Fauci said in a virtual conversation with California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday.

The highly infectious coronavirus variant originally discovered in Britain has been detected in California, California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday, a day after the first known U.S. case was documented in Colorado.

Newsom announced his state's first known case of the coronavirus variant B.1.1.7, identified in Southern California, at the start of an online discussion of the COVID-19 pandemic with Fauci.