California state health officials and the San Francisco Department of Public Health have confirmed a case of the Omicron variant in California.
The individual had just returned from traveling in South Africa to the San Francisco area on Nov. 22 and tested positive on Nov. 29.
The patient had mild symptoms and appears to be improving. The individual was fully vaccinated.
Health officials in California say we must remain vigilant against this variant, but it is not a cause for panic.
To help detect and prevent the spread of this new variant, the State of California is increasing COVID-19 testing at our airports for arrivals from countries identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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