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The first cases of the omicron variant have possibly been detected in Austin, according to Austin Public Health and the University of Texas.

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Before the Thanksgiving holiday, Austin Public Health sent thanks to the Austin community for masking and getting vaccinated but also warned of another possible surge if COVID precautions are not taken this holiday season.

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It took just slightly longer than local health officials hoped for, but Austin has hit its goal with 70% of its population fully vaccinated.

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