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Bolivian health authorities detect Mu coronavirus variant

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Studies by the Bolivian National Institute of Health Laboratories (INLASA) detected the presence of the Mu variant of the novel coronavirus, first identified in Colombia, in 12% of the country's cases, the Bolivian Health Ministry said in a press release on Tuesday.

Minister of Health and Sports Jeyson Auza added that "at the peak of the pandemic" the Brazilian P1 variant was identified in 53% of the Pando, Beni, Oruro, La Paz, Cochabamba and Potosi departments and the Lambda variant in 18% of Oruro and Potosi.

Auza explained that the presence of the Mu variant . . .

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