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Philadelphia Resident First to Test Positive for Omicron Variant in PA

A Philadelphia resident is the first person in Pennsylvania to test positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Transforming Health's Brett Sholtis reports, the new "variant of concern" is appearing in the commonwealth as coronavirus cases are already on the rise.

Read the full story at: https://www.witf.org/2021/12/03/1st-confirmed-omicron-case-in-pennsylvania-is-reported/

(Original air-date: 12/6/21)

Brett Sholtis is a health reporter for WITF/Transforming Health. Sholtis is the 2021-2022 Reveal Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grantee for Mental Health Investigative Journalism with the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. His award-winning work on problem areas in mental health policy and policing helped to get a woman moved from a county jail to a psychiatric facility. Sholtis is a University of Pittsburgh graduate and a Pennsylvania Army National Guard Kosovo campaign veteran.