After detecting a new variant in South Africa, the whole world is getting panicked about Omicron. On the other side, recently, The CDC, namely Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US-based, has confirmed the first case of the omicron variant in the United States. The California and San Francisco health departments have announced this news. A California resident had just returned, on November 22, from South Africa, where the variant was first detected.
The CDC tweeted that it detected the confirmed first case of Omicron Variant in the United States. Everyone from 5 years to older should get vaccinated against #COVID19 and recommended boosters for everyone 18 years and older.
The affected person had the complete vaccination schedule and has only shown mild symptoms, improving, as reported from other countries. That person is self-isolated in a home, not in a hospital.
The sequence of the genome of the new variant took place at the University of California, San Francisco. Despite being the first omicron case, the CDC confirms that the delta variant continues to be the predominant one in the country. They point out that they have been monitoring the variant, and they are also ready for its irruption in the US. They recommend vaccination to everyone over the age of five against this new strain.
With this announcement, 25 countries have already detected the presence of the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 in their territory. Please note that the WHO(the World Health Organization) has classified it as a risk variant.