Tobago records first Omicron case

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Tobago records first Omicron case

Tobago has recorded its first confirmed case of the omicron variant.

In a statement on Saturday, the THA Division of Health, Wellness and Social Protection said the sample was collected on January 4 and the results were reported on January 14.

The individual has no travel history and was not in contact with anyone with a travel history.

It said confirmation of the omicron variant was received via gene sequencing at the Faculty of Medical Sciences Laboratory, University of the West Indies.

Secretary of Health, Wellness and Social Protection Dr Faith BYisrael said, “The sample collection and reporting dates, coupled with the individual not having a travel history, are critical pieces of information for several reasons.

She said it is possible that there are several other cases of the omicron variant in Tobago as the individual did not have a travel history.

MEANWHILE…there were 33 new cases on the sister isle and the death toll stands at 220.