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Brazil: new variant of #coronavirus is detected in Sorocaba – similar to South Africa variant

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The director of Butantan Institute, Dimas Covas, confirmed that a variant of the coronavirus similar to that of South Africa was detected in Sorocaba, in the interior of the state. Despite the similarity, the possibility of being a new variant is not ruled out.

The patient where the possible variant was identified is a 34-year-old woman, who presented mild symptoms of the disease, with a favourable clinical course. There is no history of travel by the patient or her contact with travellers to the African country. For this reason, the chances of already being a natural evolution of the Brazilian P1 strain are great.

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