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US confirms first case of OMICRON variant

Thu 02 Dec 2021, 10:56:19
In United States, the first confirmed case of Omicron variant of Covid19 was recorded yesterday.

Top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said first case of the new variant was identified in a fully vaccinated traveller who had returned from South Africa on 22nd of last month and had mild symptoms. It was expected that the first case of omicron would be detected in the US sooner or later he



said.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization has noted that the new variant has reached at least 24 countries, with cases ranging from mild to severe.

The heavily mutated Omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly becoming dominant in South Africa, less than four weeks after being detected there, as other countries tightened their borders against the new threat.




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