Newly released New York City wastewater SARS-CoV-2 sequencing records confirmed early, never before admitted detection of the Omicron variant

Newly released surveillance records indicate that New York City first detected an “Omicron overlap” from wastewater samples dated 15 November 2021, and samples from the Newtown Creek wastewater treatment plant showed Omicron was responsible for nearly 9 per cent. of viral abundance one week later.

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