At least 9 U.S. states have the U.K. coronavirus strain, a number that’s sure to grow

The coronavirus variant from the United Kingdom is now in at least nine U.S. states, and scientists expect that number to rise in short order. … Many scientists outside the U.K. were initially skeptical of the claim that this version of the virus was more infectious than its predecessors. … Now U.K. scientists have bolstered their case. … “This is pretty solid evidence that this is really a faster-spreading virus,” said Vladimir Minin, a biostatistician at UC Irvine.