WA wrestling tourneys linked to dozens of COVID-19 cases

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Health authorities in Washington state say nearly 100 COVID-19 cases including several identified as the omicron variant have been linked to recent high school wrestling tournaments. The Department of Health along with county health jurisdictions have been investigating several outbreaks among unvaccinated and vaccinated people. Between 80 to 90 cases have been linked to Dec. 4 tournaments. They were the John Birbeck Invitational in Lacey, Washington; Yelm Girls Varsity in Yelm, Washington; Ed Arima Duals in Sumner, Washington; and the Lady Jags Kickoff Tournament in Puyallup, Washington. Authorities say anyone who attended the tournaments should monitor for symptoms and get tested for COVID-19.