On Sunday, Dec. 19, the Indiana Department of Health (ISDH) announced that it had detected the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus in a specimen collected from an unvaccinated Indiana resident.

“No additional details about the patient will be released due to privacy laws,” stated the ISDH.

Rob Burgess, Wabash Plain Dealer editor, may be reached by email at rburgess@wabashplaindealer.com.