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Omicron most likely driving recent spike in Malheur County

The Malheur County Health Department reported an uptick of virus cases locally during the past few weeks. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL).

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ONTARIO – Malheur County is now inside a new surge of Covid cases most likely powered by the omicron variant, according to Sarah Poe, Malheur County Health Department director.

The Malheur County Health Department reported 40 new Covid cases Friday and statistics from the department show new Covid infections began to climb in mid-December. They have increased fourfold in less than a month and 156 cases were . . .