MUSC: First three cases of omicron variant confirmed in SC

Published: Dec. 15, 2021 at 10:55 AM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina have identified three cases of the omicron variant.

Medical officials say scientists have been continuously processing positive COVID-19 samples on a weekly basis to check for mutations and variants. The cases were found this week.

Officials did not say where the cases were documented.

Experts will be briefing the public on the variant at 2:00 p.m.

This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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