DHS: 5 Omicron Covid-19 cases in CA linked to Milwaukee County wedding
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the City of Milwaukee Health Department are investigating a COVID-19 outbreak from a wedding in Milwaukee County on Nov. 27.
DHS says there are currently 12 confirmed cases among California residents who attended the event. They say one of the individuals attended the wedding after returning from international travel.
A California state lab identified that five of the 12 people diagnosed with COVID-19 were infected with the Omicron variant. Genomic sequencing data is not yet available for the other cases.
DHS says the 12 people are between the ages of 18-49. All individuals were vaccinated, and most had received boosters. They are mildly symptomatic and no one has been hospitalized.
DHS and the health department are reaching out to all Wisconsinites who were close contacts, and isolation and quarantine protocols are being followed.