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The Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) says it was notified of the death during the Oxford vaccine trial on Monday, October 19, and announced the tragic news on Wednesday, Gazeta Brasil reports.
The Federal University of Sao Paulo, which is helping coordinate phase 3 clinical trials in Brazil, separately said that the volunteer was Brazilian.
Brazilian news site Globo reports that the volunteer was just 28 years old.
It has not been confirmed whether the volunteer received a placebo dose or the real vaccine, but Globo claims sources have said the volunteer received a placebo dose.
Anvisa has released little information about the volunteer citing medical confidentiality, but says the clinical trials will continue within the country.