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New COVID-19 variant 'Lambda' identified in 29 countries: WHO


WHO has said a new variant of COVID-19, named Lambda, has been identified in 29 countries, including Argentina, Chile and Ecuador. First identified in Peru, the Lambda lineage was classified as a global Variant of Interest over an "elevated prevalence" in South America, the WHO added. Peru has reported 81% of COVID-19 cases since April 2021 associated with this variant.

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