February 3, 2023

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Colorado’s New COVID Variant: What You Need to Know

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Late last week, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed that BA.2.75, a new Omicron subvariant of COVID-19, had been detected in Colorado.

To learn more about the latest Omicron mutation and what it might mean for residents of this state and beyond, Westword reached out to Kristen Stewart, spokesperson for Colorado’s joint information center, which is tasked with communicating about COVID-19.

According to Stewart, “There are no confirmed clinical cases of BA.2.75 at this time, which means BA.2.75 is not currently included in the weekly proportion of variants of concern by specimen collection” on the CDPHE’s main data dashboard, which is “reliant on clinical detections — meaning a genomic sequencing of a PCR test.”

However, she notes, “Public-health officials…

Michael Roberts

2022-08-09 07:42:00

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