Michigan detects Brazilian coronavirus variant in resident amid spike in cases

Michigan health officials on Thursday reported the first known case of the Brazilian coronavirus variant in the state. The variant, identified as P.1, was detected by commercial lab Quest in a Bay County resident.

Officials said contact tracing was underway and that they are reviewing the individual’s travel history in an attempt to identify a potential source. The discovery marks the second variant detected among residents in the states, as three additional cases involving the B.1.1.7…

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