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New US COVID-19 Omicron variant case identified in Minnesota

A case of the Omicron coronavirus variant was identified in Minnesota on Thursday, the US state's health department said, with the identification coming a day after the United States reported its first case of the new variant.

The concerned Minnesota resident was an adult male, had a recent travel history to New York City, and had been fully vaccinated. He developed mild symptoms on November 22 and sought COVID-19 testing on November 24, the state's health department said, adding that his symptoms have resolved.

The United States reported its first case of the Omicron variant in California on Wednesday.

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