Kent County resident is 1st Omicron case in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's first  case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been identified in a Kent County resident.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Kent County Health Department announced the development Thursday.

The Omicron variant was classified as one of concern by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Nov. 30.

Variants of concern show evidence of being more contagious, causing more severe illness or resistance to diagnostics, treatments or vaccines.

The CDC notified notified the state Thursday of the confirmed Omicron variant.

Vaccine records indicate the Kent County adult was fully vaccinated but had not received a booster dose.

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