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Nebraska is sixth U.S. state with Omicron coronavirus variant

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A sixth U.S. state – Nebraska – reported the Omicron variant of the coronavirus after detecting six confirmed cases of the highly contagious strain, the state’s health department said on Friday. Only one of the six people was vaccinated and none have needed to be hospitalized with COVID-19, the department said. One case involved a traveler who returned from Nigeria on Nov. 23, while the other five cases were likely exposed through household contact with that same person, the department said. While Omicron has been grabbing headlines as the newest coronavirus variant in th…

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