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Coronavirus: Peru Detects Amazonas Variant Within its Territory

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Amazonas variant, a new mutation of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus originating in Manaus (Brazil) and different from those in the United Kingdom and South Africa, is already in Peru, said on Tuesday, January 19th, Carlos Calampa, Health Director of Loreto, the largest region of the Peruvian Amazon, bordering Brazil.

"Clinically we have no doubts," said Calampa in statements to Channel N after confirming with several institutions a rapid surge in Covid-19 cases in Loreto with patients whose clinical symptoms were very similar to those reported in Manaus.

However, there is still no scientific . . .

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