State identifies first case of Omicron, braces for post-holiday surge

Agency of Commerce and Community Development Secretary Lindsay Kurrle at Tuesday's COVID-19 briefing.

MONTPELIER- Vermont’s first case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant was identified by genomic testing over the weekend, according to Vermont health officials, and by Tuesday there had been three confirmed cases of the variant. The initial specimen identified over the weekend was taken on December 8 from a fully-vaccinated Lamoille County resident in their 30s.  Late last week, officials also reported that Omicron had been detected in wastewater samples from Burlington.  

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