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New virus variant also detected in Brazil

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In Brazil, according to official information, the first two cases of the particularly contagious variant of the corona virus discovered in Great Britain occurred in the country. The health secretariat of the state of Sao Paulo announced in a statement yesterday. Accordingly, the „Instituto Adolfo Lutz“ in Sao Paulo, a national reference laboratory, had confirmed the cases.

One of the confirmed cases, according to the statement, is a 25-year-old woman who lives in Sao Paulo and has had contact with travelers who have been to Europe. The other person concerned is a 34-year-old whose background and place of residence are still being checked by the authorities. Two other suspicious cases were not confirmed, as the news portal „G1“ reported, citing the health secretary of the state of Sao Paulo.

Brazil is one of the hot spots of the pandemic. More than 7.75 million people have been infected with the virus, and over 196,500 patients have died in connection with Covid-19. With more than 40 million inhabitants, Sao Paulo is the most populous and with over 1.47 million infected people and 46,800 deaths one of the most affected states in the country. There, the occupancy rate of intensive care beds for Covid 19 patients is higher than it has been since August.