Extra omicron instances detected in US
New York introduced three extra instances of the omicron variant of the coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the variety of state instances linked to the brand new variant to eight.
“The omicron variant is right here, and as anticipated we’re seeing the start of group unfold,” state Well being Commissioner Mary Bassett stated in a information launch.
The variety of states discovering the variant is rising as properly, with authorities in New Jersey, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Maryland reporting their first confirmed instances Friday, and Missouri reporting its first presumed case.
The variant additionally has been detected in Nebraska, Minnesota, California, Hawaii, Colorado and Utah.