Minnesota Has Confirmed 1st American Case Of Brazil COVID Strain


Minnesota is in the nation's healthcare spotlight after the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) on Monday confirmed the first case of the coronavirus strain known as the Brazil P.1 variant. 

The confirmed case involves a Minnesotan from the Twin Cities metro area who recently traveled to Brazil, according to the health department. It's the first documented case of the Brazil P.1 variant in the U.S., and was discovered through MDH's surveillance program, which collects 50 random samples from a University of Minnesota clinical laboratory every week. 

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