NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Metro Public Health Department has confirmed the first case of the omicron COVID-19 variant in Nashville.

Officials say it was found among a Nashville resident. The person had recently traveled to South Africa and was tested shortly after starting to feel symptoms.

The person experienced mild symptoms and did not require hospitalization.

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Health officials say the person had been vaccinated prior to catching the virus and received a booster dose.