January27 , 2022

5 Cases Of ‘Omicron’ Variant Confirmed In New York



Omicron Covid Variant: New York reported 5 circumstances of the brand new Omicron Covid variant.

New York:

The state of New York has confirmed 5 circumstances of the coronavirus Omicron variant, Governor Kathy Hochul stated Thursday, bringing the entire variety of US detections of the brand new pressure to eight.

“New York State has confirmed five cases of the omicron variant,” Hochul stated in a Twitter publish geared toward reassuring residents of the nation’s fourth most populous state that the detections weren’t surprising.

“Let me be clear: This is not cause for alarm. We knew this variant was coming and we have the tools to stop the spread,” she stated.

“Get your vaccine. Get your booster. Wear your mask.”

It was not instantly clear whether or not the brand new circumstances had been in or close to New York City — the nation’s most populous metropolitan space — and whether or not they had been detected in individuals who had lately returned from touring exterior the nation.

Eight circumstances have thus far been confirmed within the United States, with a minimum of one, in Minnesota, involving an individual with no current worldwide journey historical past, signaling the pressure is already circulating contained in the nation.

Hochul’s figures adopted the announcement by President Joe Biden that he’s bolstering his administration’s marketing campaign towards Covid-19 because the winter takes maintain.

The new measures embrace requiring all inbound worldwide vacationers be examined inside someday of flying, and an extension of masks mandates on public transportation by way of mid-March.

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