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University Of Washington Researchers: Omicron Variant Spreading Rapidly In Pacific Northwest

Courtesy: MGN

SEATTLE (AP) – The omicron variant is spreading at an alarming rate in Washington state.

The case numbers are doubling each day.

It’s one of the highest rates in the country.

It is leading to a call for people to get vaccinated and take extra precautions as we head into the holidays.

Researchers at the University of Washington Medicine lab knew the omicron variant could spread quickly, but not this fast.

In just three days the variant doubled in positive test size each day from 3 percent to 7 percent to 13 percent.

Respiratory therapist Liz Lewis said she’s worried there will be an uptick in hospitalizations.

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