Here are the latest updates for Saturday: In the United States, the Omicron variant is now reported in at least nine states including Utah, Missouri and Nebraska, which reported at least six cases. 2 hours ago (00:05 GMT)
In The Netherlands, health authorities said they were worried some passengers arriving from South Africa in the past week were testing positive for COVID-19 on arrival despite having been vaccinated and testing negative before their flight departure. Meanwhile, Russia’s COVID-19 death toll has reached at least 578,020, the third-worst in the world, according to Reuters calculations based on official statistics for October, the country’s deadliest month so far.
In South Africa, the country is being hit by a fourth wave of infections driven by the new variant which has been detected in seven of the country’s nine provinces, its health minister said. A rise in the prevalence of COVID-19 infections in the United Kingdom in the latest week was driven by the dominant Delta variant rather than Omicron, UK’s Office for National Statistics said.
The Omicron variant is now reported in at least nine US states. 2 hours ago (23:55 GMT) “The case was discovered through ongoing genetic sequencing of positive COVID-19 samples at the Utah Public Health Laboratory,” the state’s health department said on social media.
Utah reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant, the US state’s health department said on Friday. Utah reports state’s first confirmed case of the Omicron variant
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