Coronavirus version found in Rio de Janeiro a mutation from the Manaus one
A new variant of the Brazilian coronavirus has been identified this week, according to Rio de Janeiro health authorities.
The P1 Manaus strain seems to have mutated. Hence, the new version has been named P.1.2., scientists in Rio said.
The new variant P.1.2 was identified in 5.85% of the 376 samples taken in 57 municipalities of the state of Rio, second only to São Paulo in the total number of cases nationwide.