Inside Albany’s Wadsworth Lab as they search for omicron

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ALBANY – There are 38 confirmed cases of the omicron variant across New York state. As of right now, there are no confirmed cases of this variant here in the Capital Region.

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At Wadsworth Lab in Albany, 30 scientists are researching and studying COVID samples from across the state, using state of the art technology.

Positive COVID samples – especially with high level of virus, go through sequencing at the lab to determine what variant it is.

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Learn about how the process works, and how long it takes, by watching the video of Subrina Dhammi’s story.