First case of COVID omicron variant in Georgia resident detected

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Dec. 4, 2021 - PRLog -- expeditionFull coverage of COVID-19 in Georgia

"Vaccination and boosting help prevent further infection of COVID-19 and prevent the emergence of new variants like Omicron," said Dr. Kathleen E. Toomy, Commissioner of Georgia DPH. ..

Public health officials say the variant was likely already outbreak for some time before it was identified in South Africa on November 25. As of Wednesday, WHO has reported cases of Omicron in at least 23 countries, "growing numbers."

"It's certainly not surprising that Omicron was discovered in Atlanta, one of the most dynamic and international cities in the world. Omicron came here with Delta, so it could delay further infections. Doing what we know is more important than ever, "said Dr. Michael Ericksen, founder of Georgia State University's School of Public Health. "Specifically, you will be fully vaccinated and will be encouraged if you qualify. It is also important to have frequent tests so that if the test is positive, you should be isolated. You can prevent it from spreading. "
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