“Just moments ago, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed the first Colorado case of the omicron variant,” Polis said in a press conference. “It is somebody who just traveled to southern Africa and returned.”
US President Joe Biden speaks about the administrations response to Covid-19 and the Omicron variant at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland on December 2, 2021. – Biden said Thursday the United States’ Covid-19 response shouldn’t be politically divisive and he hoped for bipartisan backing for his plan for winter. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) ((Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images))
OMICRON: WHAT ARE THE VARIANT’S SYMPTOMS?
Polis said that the individual is a female suffering mild symptoms who is isolating at home.
The individual was vaccinated but had not received a booster shot, the governor said.
Polis added that he does not believe the omicron variant is “prevalent” in Colorado due to waste waster tests and samples of coronavirus tests.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment also issued a press release urging residents to get vaccinated.
Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks about the Omicron coronavirus variant case, which was detected in California, during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 1, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque