NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork)Gov. Ned Lamont says the first two cases of a new COVID-19 strain have been found in New Haven County, Connecticut.

It’s the same highly contagious strain that was initially discovered in the U.K.

“These were folks related to travel, just as a heads up, coming into the state from elsewhere, and younger, 15-25 … Again, worth remembering nobody’s out of the woods when it comes to this,” Lamont said.

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The governor announced Thursday that Connecticut has now passed 200,000 confirmed cases.

That includes 3,304 new cases and 57 additional deaths.

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