July 28, 2021

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Delta COVID-19 variant detected in children under 4 years old

SAN JUAN– A case of the variant of COVID-19 Delta (B1.1617.2) was detected in Puerto Rico, in a sample of a 4-year-old girl, as reported by the Department of Health.

The sample was collected on June 3 in a laboratory in Puerto Rico, whose information was found in the GISAID system that collects data on the virus.

The variant is reported to be highly contagious and may be associated with an increased risk of hospitalization.

This variant caused health problems in India and has spread throughout the UK.

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