COVID-19 Variant From Brazil Found In Minnesota, First Documented Case In U.S.

Covid 19 New Variant (cdc)
Covid-19 variant (CDC)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A variant of COVID-19 that originated in Brazil has been discovered in Minnesota, the first known case documented in the United States.

Minnesota Department of Health says the variant was found in a person who had recently traveled to Brazil.

It is thought to spread quicker than the original COVID-19 strain.

The patient lives in the Twin Cities metro.

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