Omicron variant is dominant variant found in Orange County water, officials say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — On Wednesday, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings gave an update on the county’s fight against the coronavirus.


Earlier this week, initial wastewater samples from two county water reclamation facilities detected the omicron variant.

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Here are the key takeaways from Wednesday’s conservation efforts:

  • The Florida Department of Health is reporting that Orange County’s 14-days rolling positivity rate is 3.8%.
  • 68% of eligible residents who have had at least one vaccine dose.
  • Total positive cases for orange County residents is 237,309.
  • The omicron variant is the dominant variant found in all three Orange County water reclamation facilities.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.