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LDH holds Omicron variant technical briefing

Louisiana

Omicron, the latest COVID-19 variant of concern designated by the World Health Organization, gets its name from a letter in the Greek alphabet. (Photo: Getty Images)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WGNO) — On Monday afternoon, the Louisiana Department of Health held a technical briefing on new COVID-19 Omicron variant guidance.

State Epidemiologist Theresa Sokol and Our Lady of the Lake Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Catherine O’Neal, spoke at the briefing.

This briefing comes after LDH reported nearly 3,000 new cases from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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