Man in 30s, vaccinated and boostered, is 2nd San Diego omicron variant case

A man in his 30s is believed to have contracted the omicron COVID-19 variant locally, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced Friday.

The patient tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. The San Diego Epidemiology and Research for COVID Health Alliance determined it was the omicron variant through whole-genome sequencing late Thursday, making it the second documented case of the variant in the county after the first San Diego case was reported on Thursday.

The case was detected through the Expedited COVID Identification Environment lab at UC San Diego.

According to the HHSA, the San Diego County resident did not have a travel history, had mild symptoms which have resolved and did not need to be hospitalized. The man, who was fully vaccinated and had received his booster shot more than two weeks earlier, is currently at home in isolation.


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