The infected person is in California.

According to the medical regulator, the first case of infection with the omicron strain COVID-19 was detected in the state of California. The patient, who was found to be infected with the omicron strain, returned to the United States from a trip to South Africa on November 22.

The CDC stressed that the patient with the omicron strain was fully vaccinated against coronavirus. He is experiencing mild symptoms of the disease. U.S. President Joe Biden previously expressed confidence that “sooner or later” the omicron strain of coronavirus will appear in the United States.

Director of the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases of the United States Anthony Fauci on Wednesday at a briefing at the White House confirmed the country’s first case of infection with the omicron strain of coronavirus. According to Fauci, the patient is on self-isolation, the results of tests for coronavirus of those who have been in close contact with the infected in recent days remain negative “until now.”