More details released in Wisconsin’s first omicron variant case
DHS says the variant has a "concerning number of mutations"
WISCONSIN (WKBT) – State health officials in Wisconsin a Milwaukee County resident that had recently traveled to South Africa is the state’s first confirmed case of the omicron variant.
They were fully vaccinated and had received their booster dose.
They reported mild symptoms.
DHS says the variant has a “concerning number of mutations,” with some associated with increased transmissibility and antibody resistance.
The news comes as the state is seeing some of the highest case averages of 2021.
More details are available here.
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