First Cases Of Omicron Variant Discovered in Bexar County

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Bexar County health officials are reporting the county's first cases of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant.

“Metro Health has been monitoring this situation the past few weeks as it has been unfolding around the globe, so we expected to see cases in Bexar County eventually,” Metro Health Director Claude A. Jacob said. “Vaccination continues to be the best defense and protection against COVID-19. We recommend that individuals who are not vaccinated do so as soon as possible to help protect themselves from the Omicron variant.”

Offiicals reported two cases have been confirmed so far from samples that were collected from patients on November 27 and December 7.

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