RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The coronavirus variants with higher transmission potential and possibly more lethal is now dominant in six Brazilian states, in addition to Amazonas, according to a study by Fiocruz (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation).
The study analyzed approximately 1,000 samples of the virus collected in 8 Brazilian states in the Northeast, South and Southeast regions: Alagoas, Ceará, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina.
Of the 8 states analyzed, 6 showed the presence of the variant as dominant, i.e., with prevalence higher than 50% of the analyzed samples: Ceará (71 . . .