The United States detects first case of the omicron variant in California

The United States detects first case of the omicron variant in California

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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