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Omicron variant present in Larimer County

Omicron variant present in Larimer County

Well being officers mentioned the instances have been detected in individuals 18 to 57 years outdated.

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — Larimer County well being officers introduced Monday morning that 9 instances of the COVID-19 omicron variant have been detected within the county. 

Well being officers mentioned the instances have been detected in individuals 18 to 57 years outdated.

Final week the county reported that the omicron variant was present in wastewater all through the county. Larimer County Division of Well being and Setting (LCDHE) mentioned this means the virus is spreading all through the county. 

> Video above: Omicron detected in Boulder County wastewater, displaying low group transmission

“Variants are frequent with any virus, so it’s not sudden to see the emergence of this new pressure. Whereas scientists are nonetheless studying about omicron, what we do know is that continued measures like vaccination and boosters, mask-wearing in public, and avoiding massive indoor gatherings will proceed to be key methods for stopping the unfold of the virus,” mentioned Dr. Paul Mayer, LCDHE Medical Director.

LCDHE is reminding residents to get vaccinated and boosted towards COVID-19. The county mentioned, in case you get the virus and have the vaccine or booster it will allow you to keep away from severe sickness, hospitalization and demise.

When you’ve got signs of COVID-19, well being officers ask that you just get examined instantly or get a fast take a look at in case you plan on attending a big gathering, even when you do not have signs. Anybody who exams constructive for the virus is requested to isolate themselves from others instantly.

Larimer County has three testing websites that residents can go to: 

  • Foundations Church, 1380 N. Denver Ave, Loveland, open 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Timberline Church, 2908 S Timberline Rd, Fort Collins, open 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Estes Park Occasion Complicated, 1125 Rooftop Approach, Estes Park, open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

The three testing websites listed above can have outcomes inside 2-3 days after getting examined.

Different choices for testing embody shopping for a fast take a look at at a neighborhood drugstore or the no-cost fast exams that may be shipped to somebody’s residence. For extra data on the at-home testing program, go to covid19.colorado.gov.

Residents also can go to larimer.org/covid19 to be taught extra about vaccination, testing, and accessing COVID-19 therapies. 

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