Yesterday, the first case of the Ómicron sub-lineage BA.2 variant in Argentina was confirmed by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases ANLIS Malbrán.
This is a 62-year-old patient, who lives in the city of Buenos Aires, who returned from Uruguay on January 12 and two days later began to present symptoms compatible with the disease.
On January 19, a diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 was performed, which yielded a positive result. At all times, the patient had a mild disease and was followed up on an outpatient basis. Among his close contacts is his wife, who also has symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
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