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First Iowa Case of Omicron Variant Confirmed in Black Hawk County

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) โ€” Iowa health officials have confirmed the first case of the omicron coronavirus variant in the state.

The Iowa Department of Public Health said Thursday that the case was detected in a sample at the Iowa Hygienic Lab. It came from an unvaccinated Iowan under the age of 18 who lives in Black Hawk County.

The individual has no symptoms, but because of travel exposure the family sought testing based on public health guidance.

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