Chattanooga, TN – According to the health officials, the first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Hamilton County.

Health officials said that this is the first time the variant has been detected in the Chattanooga area.

HCHD urges everyone to schedule a vaccine or a vaccine booster shot. 

Officials say there are far more cases out there that have not been detected.

Dear Chattanoogans, Delta is still responsible for nearly all infections in states currently experiencing surges.

This story will be updated as new information become available.