Atlanta mayor-elect tests positive for coronavirus

Atlanta mayor-elect Andre Dickens said Monday evening he tested positive for COVID-19.

Dickens said on Twitter that with his “active schedule” and because the Omicron variant has increased, he’s been tested every other day. He tested positive today and is awaiting the results of a PCR test.

“I feel great and have only had mild symptoms,” Dickens said. “I am fully vaccinated, so we know Omicron is very contagious. Be careful and smart in your vacation plans.

Omicron variant now accounts for 73% of recent COVID-19 cases, according to new data Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a significant increase from last week.

An increase in COVID-19 cases has forced a number of restaurants to close over the weekend, closed CNN offices and postponed Sunday night’s game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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