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Omicron Running Rampant

Doctor in protective gloves & workwear holding open test tube and taking out sampling swab for novel Covid-19 test in laboratory.

(Jefferson City) The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says at least 80-percent of the state’s covid-19 cases are now the omicron variant.

A different version of monoclonal antibody treatment must be used to help patients with mild to moderate coronavirus recover from the disease.

D-H-S-S spokesperson Lisa Cox says the state’s demand for the treatment drug surpasses the supply.

Missouri reported that as of last Friday, more than 63-thousand new COVID cases over the past seven days and 29 confirmed deaths.

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