Delta variant found in half of Covid-19 samples collected in city of Rio de Janeiro

Last week, an internal document from the Secretariat of State for Health (SES) revealed that "Rio is the epicenter of the delta variant in the country. With the diagnosis, the Secretariat requested "with urgency" new beds for the admission of Covid-19.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Delta variant was found in 56.6% of samples collected last month in the capital city of Rio de Janeiro. This was announced on Sunday (15) by the Municipal Health Secretary of Rio de Janeiro, Daniel Soranz.

"We have received new genome sequencing results from LNCC and UFRJ/LVM Laboratories that complement the other results and show that the Delta variant was identified in 56.6% of the samples collected last month. Avoid unnecessary contact and wear a mask," Soranz wrote on social media.

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