Gamma variant accounts for 90% of cases in São Paulo; Butantan begins clinical trials of Butanvac

Butantan collected the data between January and May 29.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - There are 19 coronavirus variants circulating in São Paulo and the P.1 (now called Gamma) variant that originated in Manaus, is predominant in the state, accounting for 89.9% of cases, according to the Network of Variant Alerts coordinated by the Butantan Institute, the São Paulo institute reported Wednesday.

According to the Butantan, the B.1.1.7 (now called Alpha) variant, which originated in the UK, accounts for 4.2% of analyzed cases, while the B1.1.28 variant, which originated in Manaus, had an incidence of 3.5%. Butantan collected the . . .

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