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Chile Locates First Omicron Variant Case in Traveler From Ghana

  • Patient tested positive in airport-administered PCR on Nov. 25
  • Health officials say patient in good health and in isolation
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Chile identified its first omicron case in a traveler from Ghana, who tested positive in a PCR test on arrival at the airport on Nov. 25. 

The patient, a foreign resident in Chile, had received two doses of Pfizer’s vaccine, the Valparaiso regional secretariat of the health ministry said in a statement on Twitter.