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Person in Multnomah Co. first in Oregon to test positive for COVID-19 variant strain from UK – KPTV.com

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – A person in Multnomah County is the first in Oregon to test positive for a COVID-19 variant strain from the United Kingdom.

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MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – A person in Multnomah County is the first in Oregon to test positive for a COVID-19 variant strain from the United Kingdom.
The Oregon Health Authority announced the positive test for the strain, known as B.1.1.7 or SARS-CoV-2 VOC 202012/01, on Friday night.
The U.K. strain has been detected in several states, including California, according to OHA, but this is the first positive in Oregon.
Health officials are investigating the possible sources of the infection. The…

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