Four people have tested positive for the COVID-19 Omicron Variant, according to the DC

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DC Announces First Known Cases of COVID-19 Omicron Variant; 4 Test Positive

According to the District of Columbia Health Department, four patients tested positive with the COVID-19 omicron variant on Sunday, marking the city’s first confirmed occurrences of the virus.

Three women and one guy, all of whom had received the vaccine, developed the variant in separate incidents. According to the department, their immediate family and friends have been alerted.

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It was not disclosed what their present medical issues were or what symptoms they could be experiencing. One of the ladies had not yet had her booster injection, despite the fact that she was qualified to do so. It is not known whether the other three persons received their boosters as well.

Over the Thanksgiving break, two of the ladies flew to Maryland and Virginia to see family.

The third lady had lately returned from vacations in Florida and New York. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the guy had no recent travel history.

“DC Health wishes to reiterate that everyone 5 years of age and older should have a vaccination. A booster dose should be obtained as soon as possible for anybody 16 and older who had their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine on or before June 12, 2021, or who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccination on or before October 12, 2021, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

COVID-19 in Virginia was initially identified on December 9, when the omicron variation was discovered in a person in the state for the first time. The state of Maryland announced its first case on December 3rd.

In November, the omicron form was discovered for the first time in Botswana and South Africa. It may be more contagious than other coronavirus variations, such as delta, which is responsible for almost all instances of the virus in the United States.

Although there is no proof that omicron causes more severe illness at this time, those who have already contracted COVID-19 may be at increased risk of contracting omicron.