With the confirmation of the first case of Lambda, Parana arrives at 25 strains and variants of Covid-19 that have been identified through genetic sequencing. This information was confirmed by the Minister of State for Health, Beto Brito, at a press conference on Friday (13).

Lambda confirmed during the arrival of a new batch of vaccines (Photo: Marcelo Borges – Band B)

Identified by Vuecruz [Fundação Oswaldo Cruz], by means of the sentinel network sequence. Another person coming to Paraná, we had 24 and this must be the 25th. “It won’t be the last, others will come too,” the minister said.

The patient identified with Lambda lives in Londrina and is 38 years old. She has no comorbidities and has never been vaccinated against Covid-19. There was no need for hospitalization and she is in good health.

According to Sesa, the Lambda variant was identified in Peru at the end of 2020. Unlike delta, which has been classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a “variable of concern”, Lambda is a “variable of interest”.

According to Paraná’s epidemiological surveillance coordinator, Acacia Nasr, studies are still limited, but so far Lambda has not been shown to have greater transmissibility.