A case of the Covid-19 variant that was first identified in the UK has been diagnosed in Indiana, a spokesperson for the Indiana Department of Health confirmed to CNN in an email.
"A new strain of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been identified in Indiana. The strain, which was identified through testing at the Department of Health laboratory and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is the same one identified in the United Kingdom last fall," Megan Wade-Taxter with the Indiana Department of Health said in an email.
The state is not releasing any additional details about the case due to privacy laws. More than 50 cases of the new coronavirus variant have been found in the US so far, according to the CDC.