Specialist in infectious diseases from the United States, Anthony Fauci said that booster doses of current vaccines work against the new strain.
Infections were recorded in São Paulo (13), the Federal District (2), Rio Grande do Sul (2) and Goiás (2). Balance was released by the Ministry of Health.
European Center for Disease Control and Prevention considers that the new variant represents "very high" risk and requires "urgent and strong" measures.
There are six confirmed cases in the State of São Paulo, two in the Federal District, two in Rio Grande do Sul, two in Goiás. Another four cases are under investigation in Minas Gerais.
Booster vaccines could help contain the spread of covid-19, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom. WHO believes that the Ômicron variant is likely to be found in most countries.