Hawaii finds case of Omicron variant

Hawaii's Department of Health on Thursday confirmed its first case of the Omicron variant, saying it was a case of community spread and the person had no history of travel.

The person, an Oahu resident, had moderate symptoms. The person had previously been infected with COVID-19 but had not been vaccinated, the Department of Health said in a statement.

Hawaii becomes the fifth US state to detect the variant, bringing the total number of cases in the country to nine.

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