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Brazil confirms Latin America's first two Omicron variant cases

The Free Press Journal | 01/12/2021 08:46 AM | Click to read full article

Health officials in Brazil have reported the country's first confirmed cases of the omicron variant in two travellers returning from South Africa, the first such cases in Latin America.

Latin America has suffered heavily from the coronavirus pandemic, with Brazil alone reporting more than 600,000 deaths, a figure that analysts believe to be undercounted.