Kiet Do reports on Santa Clara County Health officials providing guidance on getting a COVID test during the omicron surge and calling on private health care providers to do more testing (1-14-2022)
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Omicron survives longer on plastic, skin than prior variants; nose swabbing found best for rapid tests
The Omicron variant can survive longer than earlier versions of the coronavirus on plastic surfaces and human skin, Japanese researchers found in laboratory tests. Its high "environmental stability" - its ability to remain infectious - might have helped Omicron replace Delta as the dominant variant and spread rapidly, they said. On plastic surfaces, average survival times of the original strain and the Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta variants were 56 hours, 191.3 hours, 156.6 hours, 59.3 hours, and 114.0 hours, respectively.
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