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Omicron Variant

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Omicron at least 50 percent of new COVID cases in MN

The variant has spread quickly since first being confirmed in the state on Dec. 2.

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Omicron variant confirmed in Wisconsin man who traveled to South Africa

Five other cases have been confirmed and linked to a Wisconsin wedding.

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Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread

It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.

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Minnesotan infected with omicron was vaccinated, had booster shot

The Hennepin County man received his booster shot in early November.

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First omicron variant COVID case detected in MN

The individual is an adult male who lives in Hennepin County and had recently traveled.

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Minnesota health officials watching closely for omicron variant

Health leaders do not yet know how transmissible or severe the new variant is.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, November 29

The state's latest report includes data from the Thanksgiving break.