Oklahoma confirms first known case of Brazilian variant


February 5, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new Brazilian variant of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Oklahoma in a woman with a history of out-of-state travel, state health officials said Friday.

State epidemiologist Jared Taylor says the Brazil P.1 variant was detected in a woman who is no longer infectious and that at least one member of the woman's household also tested positive for the coronavirus. The Brazilian variant was first detected in the U.S. last month contains a set of mutations that may affect its ability to be recognized by antibodies, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control an...

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