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Lab talks 2-week timeline for Onondaga County’s first omicron case

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR) — An individual feeling signs of coronavirus and examined in late November turned out to be Onondaga County’s first case of the omicron variant, as detected by Upstate Medical University’s lab over the weekend.

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At his briefing Monday, the Onondaga County Executive introduced the omicron-positive optimistic case from “late November.” That individual was examined on November 30, leading to a optimistic case of generic coronavirus on December 1.

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Because each optimistic case from 40 counties is shipped in for sequencing, samples go right into a ready queue for superior chemistry and pc evaluation. The omicron case was placed on the machine on Friday, December 10, and the pc flagged omicron parts in its DNA over the weekend.

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Upstate Medical University says it added employees to extend the sequencing turnaround time from about 10 days to between six and 7 days.

Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Indu Gupta stated Monday that the individual optimistic for Omicron had solely one in all two vaccine doses, not but due for his or her second shot. She stated she or he had gentle signs, didn’t want hospitalization, and has already been launched from isolation.

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Contact tracing hasn’t discovered any unfold from this individual to anybody else, however the well being division remains to be investigating. Because the contaminated individual hadn’t traveled, it was seemingly unfold by another person in Onondaga County.

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