Kaiser Permanente said Wednesday that 11 of its vaccinated and boosted Oakland Medical Center workers were among a cluster of East Bay COVID-19 cases linked to the omicron variant that has alarmed health officials worldwide, and that at least 16 patients and other staff were exposed to them.
As of Wednesday, six of those 12 cases now have been confirmed to be the omicron variant, Alameda County health officials said.
San Francisco health officials Wednesday also had no update on whether any people exposed to that initial case have since tested positive and were confirmed to have the omicron variant
Santa Clara County health officials said in a statement Wednesday that no omicron variant cases had yet been detected in the county
“We are looking for evidence of the omicron variant in both samples from cases as well as in our wastewater,” Santa Clara County health officials said
Health officials in Contra Costa County said Wednesday they too had no cases yet of the omicron variant to report, but advised that could change any moment