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December 14, 2021

UNC-Led CORVASEQ Surveillance Program Detects Omicron Variant in North Carolina

The Coronavirus Variant Sequencing (CORVASEQ) Surveillance Program, led by a team of UNC researchers, has detected the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant in North Carolina. Together, members of the program at UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Charlotte, Duke, Wake Forest, and East Carolina have sequenced more than 10,000 samples from COVID-19 positive patients to track the spread and development of the virus across the state.