Rio de Janeiro investigates local delta-variant transmission – Prime Time Zone

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More than ten people who have had contact with people infected with the strain have tested positive for Covid-19; more exams are being done

DANIEL RESENDE/FUTURA PRESS/ESTADÃO CONTENTThis was even what motivated the state government to recommend to the municipal secretariats the anticipation of the second dose of the Oxford vaccine

A delta variant from Covid-19, before called Indian variant, is already circulating in the Rio de Janeiro state. That’s what sources say Young pan in the area of ​​health. Officially, so far, there are two confirmed cases — one in the Rio de Janeiro region and the other in the metropolitan region. However, more than ten people who have had contact with these two people have been positive for the coronavirus. The certainty is almost complete that they have the variant. More elaborate tests are being carried out to confirm the suspicion and should be released in the coming days. This is cause for concern, as the delta variant has brought a lot of problems and headaches in Europe. This was even what motivated the state government to recommend to the municipal secretariats the anticipation of the second dose of vaccine Oxford for the eight week break. In addition, there is a large amount of “second dose” in the secretariats’ stocks. Therefore, according to the state secretariat, it is time to speed up immunization in an attempt to even block the circulation of the strain.

*With information from reporter Rodrigo Viga