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Omicron variant in US: 5 more cases of Omicron reported in New York

By Rajan Nath -- December 03, 2021 8:59 am -- Updated:December 03, 2021 1:21 pm

Omicron variant in US: As many as five cases of Covid-19 Omicron variant have surfaced in New York City, taking cumulative tally in the US to eight.

"New York State has confirmed five cases of the omicron variant. Let me be clear: This is not a cause for alarm. We knew this variant was coming and we have the tools to stop the spread. Get your vaccine. Get your booster. Wear your mask," informed Governor of New York State in a tweet on Friday.

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First Omicron Case Detected in U.S. - The New York Times

Other cases of infection with the COVID-19 Omicron variant in the US have been reported in the state of Minnesota, Colorado, while the first case was confirmed in the state of California.

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Explainer-How Worried Should We Be About the Omicron Variant? | World News | US News

A new variant of COVID-19 was first reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) from South Africa on November 25. As per the WHO, the first known confirmed B.1.1.529 infection was from a specimen collected on November 9 this year.

Omicron Covid-19 variant found in three US states - Times of India

On November 26, the WHO named the new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529, which has been detected in South Africa, as 'Omicron'. The WHO has classified Omicron as a 'variant of concern'.

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Dozens of countries have imposed travel restrictions on the southern African nations since the mutation was discovered.

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