In Brazil, a delta cloning mutation, a mixture of a corona 19 delta mutation and an omicron mutation, was also found.
Brazils Health Minister Marcelo Quiroga announced that there had been one confirmed case of deltacrone infection in the northern provinces of Para and Amapa.
He also said he was aware of the possibility of a possible spread of DeltaCron infections, but that it was not a cause for concern.
Brazil has 29,3863 confirmed cases and 655,249 cumulative deaths, of which 95% have recovered and more than 880,000 are receiving treatment.
In Brazil, the compulsory wearing of masks is being eased one after another as the rate of increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths is slowing and the vaccination rate is increasing.
The Ministry of Health is strongly considering shifting the COVID-19 response from a pandemic to an endemic.
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