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Brazil has over 100 novel coronavirus strains in circulation – Fiocruz study

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since the start of the pandemic, 110 different strains of the novel coronavirus are or were circulating in Brazil. The information comes from a study based on data entered by researchers in the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation's (Fiocruz) genomics platform, which includes results from genetic sequencing conducted by other institutions.

A past survey, conducted in early April, showed that there were 92 strains in the country up until that time. Since then, at least 18 have emerged in a 35-day period.

And this number tends to keep growing. The P.1.2 variant detected in . . .

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