Three extra instances of the COVID-19 Omicron variant have been detected in New York – bringing the entire to eight, Gov. Kathy Hochul stated.
The three new instances are from New York Metropolis, bringing the entire within the Massive Apple to seven. The opposite case within the state is from Lengthy Island’s Suffolk County.
Six states have recognized instances of the Omicron variant, however New York seems to have probably the most to date.
“We knew the Omicron variant was coming and we count on to see extra instances,” stated Hochul in a information launch Saturday. “We now have the instruments to assist forestall the unfold of this lethal virus: Get your vaccine, get your booster, and put on your masks. Let’s use these instruments to shield ourselves and our cherished ones as we strategy the vacations.”
Of the seven metropolis instances, three had been recognized at Mt. Sinai, one other three had been recognized on the Pandemic Response Lab and one was confirmed by town Division of Well being. The Suffolk County case was recognized by PRL on Dec. 2.
Not one of the instances are believed to be associated to the current Anime NYC conference on the Javits Middle the place a person from Minnesota who examined constructive attended.