The United States confirmed its first case of the omicron variant in a person who returned to the country from South Africa

The United States Government confirmed the first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in the country.

White House epidemiologist Dr. Anthony Fauci reported that the contagion was identified in San Francisco, California .

It is about a person who returned to the United States, on November 22, from South Africa .

Fauci specified that the patient was infected with the two doses  of the vaccine  and that he had mild symptoms .

The case was confirmed after President Joe Biden acknowledged that the omicron variant “is cause for concern .”

The White House said in a statement that President Biden’s medical team believes that existing COVID-19 vaccines provide protection against omicron, urging people to get the booster dose .

The World Health Organization (WHO), for its part, warned this Wednesday that you should not panic over omicron, since the delta variant still represents more than 99 percent of COVID-19 cases throughout the world. world.

Currently 24 countries have reported cases of the omicron variant.


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