Altamonte Springs testing wastewater for omicron variant

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — As another case of the omicron variant was found in the U.S., one Central Florida city is already working to determine if the variant has spread here.

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Altamonte Springs took its first official wastewater samples this week.

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The city has been the lead agency for testing wastewater for more than a year. It uses the results to get a better idea of how widespread certain variants are in the community.

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Experts could see lab results as Monday.

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