San Francisco has been a world leader in keeping track of the Covid-19 and keeping its nearly 900,000 citizens safe and healthy.
Unfortunate as it is the first U.S. Omicron case was found here, the City’s residents can be assured that local government authorities are zealous, vigilant and unrelenting in their actions to protect the public from the ravages of the Pandemic.
San Francisco Chronicle 12.1.2021
A case of the omicron coronavirus variant has been identified in a San Francisco resident — the first in the country, officials said Wednesday.
The case was detected in someone who traveled to the U.S. from South Africa the week of Thanksgiving and tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, according to San Francisco public health director Grant Colfax.
“They did the right thing and got tested,” Colfax said at a chaotic press briefing on Wednesday outside San Francisco’s City Hall.