State scanning for new variant

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine File Photo

No sign of Omicron in Vermont, for now
MONTPELIER- Omicron, a newly-identified COVID-19 variant said to be more infectious than previous variants, has not been identified in Vermont, state officials said at a press briefing Tuesday.  
“We continue to obtain genomic sequencing information on SARS CoV 2 (COVID) specimens,” said Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine, “and obviously we’ll report any detection of this variant in Vermont.”

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