BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) announced Wednesday that three cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been detected in Boston. These are the first confirmed cases of the variant for the city.
All three cases are in adults over the age of 18. None of the individuals were fully vaccinated. Health officials say their symptoms are mild and they do not need to be hospitalized.
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BPHC said it is monitoring the situation "closely," and is working "with city and state partners to inform policies and prevention efforts."
The commission is urging everyone over the age of 5 to get fully vaccinated in order to protect themselves from COVID-19.
BPHC is also urging everyone to get tested if you are exposed to someone with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection.