Northwest Philly man becomes first in city to test positive for omicron variant of COVID-19 virus

A man in his 30s from Northwest Philly is the first person in the city to test positive for the omicron variant of the coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. The omicron variant of the coronavirus already has been detected in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, New York and five other states. The first case in the U.S. was discovered Wednesday when a San Francisco man, who had recently returned from South Africa, tested positive. The omicron variant was first identified in South Africa days before Thanksgiving.

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