STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — A confirmed case of the omicron COVID-19 variant has been detected in Stanislaus County, health officials say.
Stanislaus County Public Health announced the detection on Thursday.READ MORE: SCUSD's New Race And Equity Liaison Talk District's Move To Fire Teacher Who Used N-Word
Officials say the case is in a woman who had been fully vaccinated more than six months ago and who also had a previous COVID-19 infection. No other details about the woman, including their current condition, have been released.READ MORE: ‘It’s Just Heartbreaking’: Community Mourns One In Growing Number Of Officer Deaths Involving DUI Drivers
The CDC has named omicron a variant of concern. It has since made up more than 50 percent of new confirmed COVID-19 cases across the US in recent weeks.MORE NEWS: Big Dog, Big Dreams: 185-Pound Bullmastiff Up For Adoption At Sacramento SPCA
Health officials are urging people who still aren’t vaccinated to protect themselves by getting a COVID-19 vaccine. People who are fully vaccinated are also being urged to get their booster shots if they haven’t already done so.