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