WINNIPEG - Public health officials have confirmed the province's first case of the P1 variant of concern which first showed up in Brazil.
It's been detected in the Interlake-Eastern health region.
Experts say P1 can be more than twice as transmissible as the normal COVID-19 virus but that's not all. It's also causes more severe outcomes and in younger people.
Like in areas of BC right now, P1 could very quickly send our coronavirus numbers much higher.