RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio de Janeiro State Department of Health (SES) has identified a new variant of the Covid-19 virus circulating in the state, according to a statement released yesterday, May 6th, by the government.
The strain, which was named P.1.2 was found mainly in the Northern Region, but was also identified in samples in the Metropolitan, Central and coastal lowlands regions.
The new SARS-CoV-2 variant was named as such because it is a mutation of the P1 strain, which is still more frequent in the state, corresponding to 91.49% of the . . .
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