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Omicron variant detected in Brazos County

Posted at 2:18 PM, Dec 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 15:18:51-05

BRAZOS COUNTY, Texas — Brazos County is reporting its first confirmed case of the omicron variant.

The Brazos County Public Health District confirmed that one case of the variant has been reported.

No further details are available at this time.

According to the CDC, the omicron variant will likely spread more easily than the original COVID-19 virus. Vaccines are still expected to protect against severe illness from the variant.