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State report: Almost all coronavirus cases in Hawaiʻi are Omicron

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Hawaiʻi Department of Health's COVID-19 variant report on Jan. 14, 2022.

The latest coronavirus variant report from the state confirms the past month’s growing case counts – the Omicron variant has taken over.

According to the state Department of Health, 97% of all coronavirus samples sequenced from Dec. 19, 2021, to Jan. 1, 2022, were identified as the Omicron variant.

That’s up from 76% of all cases for two weeks prior, and Omicron made up just 3% of samples for two weeks in early December and late November.

The Delta variant had been the dominant strain for months but only made up 3% of cases in the latest report.

During the two weeks ending Jan. 1, Hawaiʻi County had the highest proportion as all of its samples identified as Omicron. Kauaʻi County reported the lowest proportion at 77%.

More information on vaccine and testing sites can be found at hawaiicovid19.com.

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