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More COVID cases in Israel are thought to have Omicron, labs to start checking all cases

Israeli officials believe the true number of people carrying the Omicron variant to be higher than the two currently known or the 13 others suspected to be carrying the coronavirus strain, but believe they are all in isolation Kan reports.

However, according to Channel 13, health authorities have been unable to get in contact with 12 people who were on a bus with the first known case.

Kan reports that labs will begin sequencing all positive samples this week to determine if they are Omicron cases as they try to determine whether all those carrying the variant are coming from overseas or if there is already community spread.

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