In Brazil, a new strain of covid-19 was discovered in the capital of Minais Gérais, Belo Horizonte. It would be very transmissible and would result from the Brazilian, African and English variants.
Posted on April 8, 2021 at 4:50 a.m.
The covid epidemic continues to wreak havoc in Brazil, more than 4,000 deaths were recorded on April 6, a record figure.
A new variant of covid-19 has appeared in Belo Horizonte announces “A Gazeta”: The strain has a combination of 18 mutations that were never found together. Some of them are present in the Brazilian variants P1 and P2, in B.1.1.351 (South African) and B.1.1.7 (British).
This new strain is not yet named but would seem more contaminating and would circulate in other cities of this mining state which counts 21,119,536 inhabitants (2017 figure) or 10% of the Brazilian population.