The CDC has released a report revealing how the first cases of the Brazilian COVID variant came to Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed the first case of the SARS-CoV-2 variant on January 25th after a person became symptomatic in early January. After further investigation, health officials learned that the patient had traveled to southeastern Brazil within the 14 days before symptoms started, and their travel partner, who lives in the same household, also tested positive after returning. The CDC says the hospitalized patient interacted with four health care facilities while he had the virus but there were no high-risk exposures. So far, the two cases remain the only confirmed COVID variants in Minnesota.
CDC Report Shows Spread Of Brazilian COVID In Minnesota
By Ashley Hanley|2021-03-05T06:30:10-06:00March 5th, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!