Los Angeles County Reports Additional Case of the Omicron Variant as a Possible Result of Local Transmission

December 08, 2021

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has received confirmation of a fourth case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529). This latest case is a possible result of local transmission.

The individual is fully vaccinated and received a booster. The individual had mild symptoms and had multiple close contacts who have since tested positive and are self-isolating. Several of the close contacts are fully vaccinated, while the vaccination status of some is still being determined.

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