Omicron cases confirmed in 4 states in the United States

Five newly discovered Omicron variants were detected in New York, and Governor Kathy Hokul (D) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday to make New York the fourth confirmed case. ..

latest: In addition to New York, this variant has been identified in California, Colorado, and Minnesota.

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What we know: The Colorado incident was discovered in a woman in Arapahoe County who traveled to southern Africa and returned late last week, according to John Frank of Axios.

  • The woman was vaccinated but not boosted. She also wore a mask on her trip, officials said. She has experienced a mild system and is in quarantine.

  • She develops symptoms after returning home and is not expected to infect the community.

What they are saying: “This was the expected news. “

  • “We knew that the world’s most prevalent variants, such as the Omicron variant, did not matter when they were identified in Colorado.”

  • Hochul emphasized that there was no cause for panic, but urged New Yorkers to wear masks indoors for vaccination and booster immunization.

  • She added that contract tracing has begun. Two were in Queens, one in Brooklyn, and a fourth in Suffolk County. The location of the fifth individual has not been identified.

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