The first omicron case was detected in California confirmed by Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Just when the world was planning to celebrate its complete eradication from Covid-19, it strikes back yet again in a new shape of omicron! The new variant which was detected in South Africa has already started to spread its wings across the globe.
“We knew that it was just a matter of time before the first case of omicron would be detected in the United States,” Fauci said.
Several countries have identified the cases of omicron, and now the first case of the new variant gets identified in California, America.
Governor Gavin Newsom stated that it “is not surprising” at all that the first successful detection of the omicron variant happened in California because of the “aggressive testing protocols and genomic sequencing.”
Governor Newsom conducted a press briefing on Wednesday in which he shared a detailed timeline of the residents of San Francisco who tested positive with the new variant, omicron.
According to the press briefing, the resident traveled to South Africa and landed in the United States on November 22nd. He developed the symptoms sometime later around November 25th and got himself tested for Covid-19 on the 28th. His test came as positive on November 29. The initial lab testing conducted on November 30 showcased that the sample could be of the newly identified omicron.
The infected individual was completely vaccinated against Covid-19 from Moderna and he was still not eligible for a booster shot.
“All close contacts have been contacted and have tested negative,” the CDC said.
According to the Health Director of San Francisco, the omicron case detected in California is “not a cause for us to panic.”
“They did the right thing and got tested and reported their travel history.”
As the winter season approaches in full throttle, Governor Newsom once again requested the residents of California to get themselves vaccinated as well as receive booster shots to get maximum protection against the newly identified virus strain, omicron.