Peru.- Researchers from National Institute of Health, (INS) from Peru found a new sublineage of the Gamma variant of Covid-19, composed mostly of Peruvian genomes, the country’s Ministry of Health reported.
It was the INS genomic surveillance team that detected the sublineage P.1.12 of the variant Covid-19 range which was first detected in Brazil.
The country’s health authorities have announced that they will continue to monitor the behavior of the variant, given the possibility that it could initiate a third wave of Covid-19 infections.
According to what was reported by the Ministry of Health, it is estimated that the emergence of the sub-lineage appeared approximately on February 26 of this year and after being taken to studies it was last Thursday when it was accepted and was named as P .1.12.
So far it has been reported that the sublineage is present in 18 regions of the country, mainly in Lima and Loreto, while INS scientists committed to working to find the clue of the Covid-19 variants present in the country.
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Regarding the vaccination plan, the Ministry of Health announced this Friday that 24 million 840,581 doses of vaccines against covid-19 have been applied to date.
Of the total doses administered, 15 million 41 thousand 998 correspond to the first dose and 9 million 798 thousand 853 to the second, a figure that represents an advance of 35% of the target population to mitigate infections.