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Study: Omicron accounts for over 30% of Covid cases in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The study, conducted in 16 states during most of December, was led by ITpS (All for Health Institute) in partnership with Dasa and DB Molecular laboratories.

The research included the analysis of more than 30,000 special RT-PCR tests performed in the two laboratory networks between December 1 and 25. A total of 640 were found to be positive for Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Of these, 203 (31.7%) were infections caused by the new variant.

According to ITpS, the strain was found in 8 Brazilian states: São Paulo . . .

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