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Live updates: Spain confirms its 1st case of omicron variant

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

The Associated Press
MADRID - One of Madrid's major public hospitals says it has detected the first confirmed case of the omicron variant in Spain in a traveler who arrived from South Africa.
In a tweet on Monday, the microbiology and infectious disease service of the Gregorio Marañón hospital said that the sequencing of samples from the patient earlier in the day showed that the infection corresponded with omicron.
The hospital said that the patient is in good condition.
In a statement, health authorities in the Madrid region identified the patient as a 51-year-old man who had returned...
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