By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The first case of the coronavirus Omicron variant has been detected in Miami-Dade County.

On Friday afternoon, CBS4 News learned that CardioPath, a private lab in Doral, had sequenced the first Omicron variant.

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They said the sample was sequenced Thursday and analyzed on Friday.

The lab Would not reveal where the sample came from.

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The office of the Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava has been informed.

So far, there is no comment from the Florida Department of Health or the Centers of Disease Control.

The COVID-19 Omicron variant officially arrived in Florida on December 7th when the first case was detected at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa.

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The Omicron variant has been detected in 25 states.

CBSMiami.com Team