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Ómicron: Brazil confirms two cases of the new variant of the coronavirus, the first in Latin America

Brazil confirmed on Tuesday the first two infections by the omicron variant of coronavirus, detected in a couple from Sao Paulo who were in South Africa and which represent the first two cases in the country and Latin America, official sources reported.

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The two cases, referring to a 41-year-old man and his 37-year-old wife, were confirmed after conducting tests of covid-19 and subsequent genetic sequencing by the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, one of the leading medical centers in Latin America, as explained by the Secretary of Health of the state of Sao Paulo.

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Brazil, with its 213 million inhabitants, is one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic in the world and accumulates so far almost 615,000 deaths and 22 million infected by covid-19.

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