It is reported by the Brazilian publication Globo, citing the National Health Surveillance Agency.
It does not indicate what exactly was administered to the volunteer: a placebo or a vaccine. However, Bloomberg writes that the drug was not administered to the deceased.
As a reminder, trials of the AstraZeneca vaccine were suspended until two controversial cases were fully clarified, with suspected serious side effects. Earlier, AstraZeneca signed a cooperation agreement with the Russian company R-Pharm. They intended to jointly release a new vaccine if it successfully passes all clinical trials. In total, AstraZeneca has pledged to supply up to two billion doses of the vaccine.
Johnson & Johnson, Inovio Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly have also suspended trials of a covid vaccine.