Orange County

The Omicron variant has been detected in the wastewater of a 2nd local county

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The omicron COVID-19 variant has been detected in Orange County wastewater, according to initial testing by Orange County Utilities.

The county utility department said the initial results indicate that the omicron variant has been detected in the South Water Reclamation Facility and the Northwest Water Reclamation Facility.

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Officials said the results are in beta testing until they are fully validated by the lab analyzing the samples.

The results come two days after Altamonte Springs announced that the omicron variant had been detected in its wastewater.

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Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings will hold an Orange County coronavirus update with Dr. Raul Pino on Wednesday afternoon.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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