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Highly transmissible omicron subvariant causing COVID-19 wave in Colorado

Coronavirus cases in Colorado are on the rise again due to a new subvariant of the Omicron variant, public health officials said this week.

In Larimer County and across the state, daily case numbers and the percentage of positive tests have increased in recent weeks. The presence of COVID-19 in the county’s sewage detection system has also increased, said Tom Gonzales, Larimer County’s director of public health.

“(It) is a problem,” Gonzales said. “This means that the prevalence of COVID-19 is increasing in the community.”

The increase places Larimer County at intermediate level under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, which means people at high risk of serious illness are advised to speak with their provider about precautions they should take and all are advised to stay awake — to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and get tested for symptoms, according to the CDC website.

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