Nevada Confirms 2nd Case of Omicron Variant of Coronavirus | Nevada News

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Nevada health officials have confirmed the state’s second confirmed case of coronavirus caused by the highly transmissible variant of omicron, this time in a rural county.

The second case was found in Churchill County, northern Nevada, and involved an unvaccinated woman in her mid-40s, according to the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory.

The case is under investigation, officials said on Friday.

The first case was a woman in her mid-twenties who tested positive for the variant in Clark County in southern Nevada and who was vaccinated but had not received a booster dose, the office said on Tuesday. Las Vegas District Health Center.

The individual traveled out of the country during the incubation period and, upon return, exhibited symptoms consistent with COVID-19, the district said.

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The World Health Organization listed the new variant as a variant of concern on November 26.

U.S. health officials estimate that a small, but growing, proportion of new COVID-19 infections is due to omicron, and that the increase is particularly dramatic in some places.

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