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Rhode Island Governor McKee Issues Statement On The Discovery Of Omicron Variant In Rhode Island

Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced that Rhode Island’s first case of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant (variant B.1.1.529) has been identified. The case was identified through the ongoing genomic surveillance program coordinated by RIDOH’s State Health Laboratories. As the Governor shared[Read More…]

by December 11, 2021

CDC Statement on B.1.1.529 – Omicron

  From The Center For Disease Control On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified a new variant, B.1.1.529, as a Variant of Concern and has named it Omicron. No cases of this variant have been identified in the U.S. to date. CDC is following the details of this new variant, first reported to the WHO by South Africa. We are grateful to the South African government[Read More…]

by November 27, 2021