LDH reports four Omicron cases in the state


The South African doctor who alerted officials of the possibility of a new variant, later named omicron, said the “unusual but mild” symptoms were what caught her attention. (Photo: Getty Images)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting new Omicron cases in the state.

LDH confirms “3 additional probable cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Louisiana.”

With the first confirmed case reported earlier this month, there are now four Omicron cases in the state.

The three probable cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 were found in these areas of the state:

  • One of the cases involves an individual in Region 4 (Acadiana area) who traveled internationally. This individual did not require hospitalization
  • The other 2 cases involve individuals in Region 1 (Greater New Orleans area)

“These new cases of Omicron should serve as a reminder of the ongoing threat of COVID especially as we get ready to gather for the holidays,” said State Health Officer Dr. Joseph Kanter. “The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is get vaccinated and get the booster.”

If you have questions about the Omicron Variant, visit The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know.

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