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The new omicron variant of the coronavirus has arrived in Fort Bend County.

Fort Bend County Health and Human Services this week confirmed three people had tested positive for the variant, becoming the first known cases in the county.

All three people who tested positive were vaccinated with two doses, hadn’t received a booster shot and had mild symptoms, according to a news release. None of the positive cases had traveled in the 14 days before symptoms began.

“Get tested, if eligible, get vaccinated and make sure to get your booster shot,” County Judge KP George said. “The vaccine is our best defense against COVID.”

County health officials said they knew mutations of the virus would occur through the pandemic, according to the news release.

Experts do not yet know exactly what the full effect of the variant in the county might be, according to the news release.

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