The omicron variant has now been detected in 16 US states,
and four of those are in the Midwest. While the variant hasn’t yet
been detected in Illinois, the state reported 42,559 new COVID cases since Nov. 26,
and Illinois’ seven-day positivity rate on all tests increased to 5.6% last week.
Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner
Dr. Allison Arwady said in a press conference Sunday
that omicron is likely already in the city, and should be
officially detected in coming days.
Just as a reminder: COVID-19 is not over yet! Please
continue to stay safe, mask-up, and keep your distance.
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