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Minneapolis man with state's first confirmed COVID-19 omicron variant infection urges vaccinations

Health officials confirmed last week it was the state's first COVID-19 omicron variant


December 6, 2021

Pete McGinn found out just before Thanksgiving that he had been infected with COVID-19 after traveling to an anime convention in New York.

Pete McGinn's COVID-19 diagnosis surprised him because his symptoms were mild. Then he was even more surprised to find out his infection was caused by a new variant: omicron.

"When I first heard it, I thought it was a supervillain," said McGinn, of Minneapolis, who tested positive for the virus after a recent trip to New York City for an anime convention. "It seems like a villain name to me and so I guess that kind of matches this since it's a virus."

The 30-year-old product analyst for UnitedHealth Group found out right before Thanksgiving that he had been infected with COVID-19. He said he was was asymptomatic, fully vaccinated and received a booster the first week of November.


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