Omicron variants of Covid-19, which were not detected in the United States by mid-week, were found in at least five states by the end of Thursday.
The day after the first known U.S. case was discovered in California, the test found a Minnesota man whose variant infected at least five people in New York City’s metropolitan area and attended an anime convention in Manhattan in late November. Showed that he was infected with.
A Colorado woman who recently traveled to South Africa, a Hawaiian resident who hasn’t traveled recently, and another California resident who traveled to South Africa last month were also infected with the variant, officials said.
As some health officials suspect, much is unknown about the epidemic, such as whether it is more contagious, whether it can block the vaccine, and whether it is as sick as the original strain.
Health officials in each state said there was no cause for excessive vigilance. However, the recent spread of incidents involving people who have not left home meant that the variant was already prevalent in some parts of the country.
“There’s more behind it, and we have to assume it’s been here for quite some time,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a press conference with Governor Kathy Hochul.
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Omicron variants found in at least five US states
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