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News - March 25, 2022

Omicron BA.2 variant now dominates in local counties

Expert: Presence of contagious coronavirus strain hasn't yet resulted in more COVID cases

by Sue Dremann

The BA.2 strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has overtaken other variants in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, wastewater surveillance shows.

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Mar 24, 2022 at 1:57 pm

Anonymous is a registered user.

I think wastewater results will be skewed unfavorably to high Covid levels here because the Palo Alto wastewater treatment plant processes wastewater from Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View and…East Palo Alto, a city in *another county* that has had high Covid levels.
- So *everyone* around here in northern Santa Clara County will be labeled as having high Covid levels when it really should be associated with East Palo Alto.
How about we figure out how to sample from specific cities? Let’s be accurate on our stats.

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