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First case of Omicron variant reported in Alaska

 

December 16, 2021



The first known case of the Omicron variant in Alaska was reported on Monday, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. The variant case was identified in an Anchorage resident.

“The case was identified today through genomic sequencing performed at the Alaska State Public Health Laboratory from a person who recently tested positive in Anchorage following international travel in November,” the statement read.

“Alaska now joins at least 30 other states and more than 60 countries that have already identified the variant,” the health department reported.

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