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The first Omicron Variant (aka Omarion variant) was confirmed in Mecklenburg County identified in a student on UNC Charlotte Campus, the university announced.

According to the school website, the student tested positive for the Omicron Variant after traveling out of state during Thanksgiving break.

Everyone who might have come in close contact with the student was notified. No other positive cases have been identified on campus.

The was the first case confirmed in North Carolina. The first case in the United States was identified in California.

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