Miami, Florida – After the first case of the coronavirus Omicron variant detected Friday in Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava took to Twitter to talk about it.
Here is what she had to say:
“News that the first official case of Omicron has been detected in Miami-Dade County is a frustrating reminder that this pandemic is not over, and we must continue to take key measures to protect ourselves and our loved ones during the holiday season.”
“I urge everyone to continue following the steps proven to slow the spread — steps that have helped keep our positivity rate low these past few months. Get vaccinated, get your booster, get tested if you’ve been exposed or have symptoms, and wear a mask in crowded areas.”
On Friday afternoon, CardioPath, a private lab in Doral, had sequenced the first Omicron variant.
According to them, the sample was sequenced Thursday and analyzed on Friday.
So far, there is no comment from the Florida Department of Health or the Centers for Disease Control.
On December 7th, the COVID-19 Omicron variant officially arrived in Florida when the first case was detected at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa.