First Omicron infection in US identified

First Omicron infection in US identified

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the first Omicron infection has been diagnosed in the United States.

The California Department of Public Health and the San Francisco Department of Public Health confirmed the infection to a traveler returning from South Africa on November 22, according to a report.

Doctors said the man, in his 50s, developed symptoms a few days after arriving in the United States.

Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, said on November 28 that he had been tested and had been diagnosed with the virus on November 29.

A person who is fully vaccinated and has mild symptoms of improvement is also reported to be self-isolated.

It was also reported that the person’s close contacts had been subjected to Covid tests and no one had yet tested positive.

The fact that the person had only mild symptoms is a testament to the vaccines, said Dr. Mark Kelly, secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency.

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