New virus variants are now dominant in Amazonas and six other Brazilian states – Fiocruz

Former halth minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta predicted on January 27th, that within 60 days Brazil could experience a mega-epidemic caused by the new variant detected in Manaus

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 . . .

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