NO CASES OF NEW OMICRON COVID VARIANT IN THE U.S. HAVE BEEN DETECTED, CDC SAYS

"No cases of this variant have been identified in the U.S. to date," the CDC said. The newly identified omicron variant — referred to as lineage B.1.1.529 — was first detected in South Africa and raised concerns due to the rapid rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the country's Gauteng province. It has been classified as a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization. © ...

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