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Omicron variant detected in Cleveland Clinic lab

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Posted at 3:21 PM, Dec 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-13 15:21:55-05

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Clinic has confirmed that the omicron variant has been detected in one of their labs.

The clinic said they routinely sequence positive tests every week and share their data with the Ohio Department of Health.

Their weekly tests help them track variants throughout Northeast Ohio.

"We continue to urge our community to receive their COVID-19 vaccination, as this continues to be the best protection against severe illness and death from COVID-19," the Clinic said in a statement.

The omicron variant was detected in the state over the weekend.

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