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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released its first briefing on the characteristics of the early cases of the Omicron variant of COVID in the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released its first briefing on the characteristics of the early cases of the Omicron variant of COVID in the United States. (NIAID via ZUMA Wire/TNS)

(Tribune News Service) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released its first briefing on the characteristics of the early cases of the Omicron variant of COVID in the United States.

Here is what you need to know about what the most commonly reported symptoms are and some of the demographics behind the first Omicron variant cases in the U.S.

According to the CDC, these are the most common symptoms of the Omicron variant of COVID-19:

— Cough

— Fatigue

— Congestion

— Runny nose.

According to the CDC, of the 43 cases of COVID-19 matched with the Omicron variant, 58% were in people ages 18-38, and 33% of those with the Omicron variant reported that they travelled internationally before experiencing symptoms or testing positive.

The CDC reported that among those diagnosed with the Omicron variant of COVID, 79% of the cases occurred in people who were fully vaccinated, including 14 people who had received a booster shot.

One vaccinated patient was hospitalized for two days, but otherwise, no other serious illnesses have been reported and no deaths were reported in the U.S.

krodriguez@njadvancemedia.com

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