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The White House Just Announced the First Confirmed U.S. Case of the Omicron Variant of COVID-19

1 month ago   |   By Time

WASHINGTON - A person in California who had been vaccinated against COVID-19 became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the omicron variant, the White House announced Wednesday as scientists continue to study the risks posed by the new virus strain.
Dr. Anthony Fauci told reporters that the person was a traveler who returned from South Africa on Nov. 22 and tested positive on Nov. 29. Fauci said the person was vaccinated but had not received a booster shot and was experiencing “mild symptoms.”
The Biden administration moved late last month to restrict travel from Southern...
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Fauci: 1st US case of COVID-19 omicron variant identified

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - A person in California became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the COVID-19 omicron variant, the White House announced Wednesday as scientists continue to study the risks posed by the new strain of the virus.
The Biden administration moved late last month to restrict travel from Southern Africa where the variant was first identified and had been widespread. Clusters of cases have also been identified in about two dozen other nations.
“This is the first case of COVID-19 caused by the omicron variant detected in the United States,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said at...
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California reports the first US case of omicron variant: AP

California reports the first US case of omicron variant: AP

1 month ago   |   By KSBW

A person in California became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the omicron variant of COVID-19, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
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AP source: 1st case of omicron variant identified in US

1 month ago   |   By ABC

A person in California became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the omicron variant of COVID-19, according to a U.S. official.
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