New York (U.S.)- One day after the first case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 was confirmed in California, New York reported five cases of the virus while additional cases were identified in Colorado, Minnesota and Hawaii, public health officials said Thursday.
During a press conference Thursday night, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that two of the cases were reported in Queens, one was reported in Brooklyn, one was reported in Suffolk County and the fifth was identified in an unidentified borough as Hochul said the person lives in New York City and is a “suspected traveler case.”
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The Suffolk County case was a 67-year-old woman who tested positive on Nov. 30, five days after returning from a trip to South Africa, where scientists first identified the variant. She had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, health officials said. (UI)