An eastern Kansas resident is the state’s first confirmed case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant

A vaccinated person in Franklin County, just southwest of Johnson County, is the first confirmed Kansas case of the COVID-19 omicron variant. Above, a site in Lawrence distributing COVID-19 tests. Photo credit Stephen Koranda/Kansas News Service.

By Jim McLean

Kansas health officials have confirmed the first case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant in the state.