No known Omicron cases here yet, but Piercey says they’re coming

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 06, 2021 1:40 PM CT | Published: December 06, 2021 1:18 PM CT

The coronavirus Omicron variant isn’t in Tennessee yet — or, at least, no cases have been identified — but state Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey said Monday, Dec. 6, that she expects it to arrive within a few weeks.


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Ian Round

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter based in Nashville. He came to Tennessee from Maryland, where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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