“As of May 12, nine cases of variant B.1.617 (associated with India), seven cases of strain B.1.617.1 and two cases of strain B.1.617.2 have been identified. There does not seem to be any community transmission of this variant”, indicates the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) and the National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) report.

In addition to the UK variant, responsible for 91.2% of cases of infection in Portugal, health authorities confirmed the community transmission of variants associated with South Africa (88 identified cases of covid-19) and Manaus, in Brazil, (114 cases).