Colombia Reports two Infections of Brazilian Coronavirus Variant

The National Health Institute confirmed yesterday afternoon infections in a man and a woman - both with Colombian nationality - with the Brazilian P1 strain

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two Colombian citizens in Leticia, capital of the country’s Amazonas province, have been infected with the Brazilian variant of coronavirus, the National Health Institute (INS) said on Sunday.

“The National Health Institute confirmed yesterday afternoon infections in a man and a woman - both with Colombian nationality - with the Brazilian P1 strain,” the INS said in a statement.

The woman, aged 39, is a resident of Leticia. She presented symptoms on Jan. 10 and was diagnosed as positive for coronavirus five days later, the INS said.

The second case was confirmed in an indigenous man, aged . . .

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