New York confirms 5 cases of the omicron coronavirus variant

Five cases of the variant have been confirmed in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Kathy Hochul gesê op Donderdagaand.

US President Joe Biden speaks about the administrations response to Covid-19 and the Omicron variant at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland on December 2, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Joe Biden speaks about the administrations response to Covid-19 and the Omicron variant at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland on December 2, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) ((Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images))

THIRD OMICRON CASE IN THE UNITED STATES DETECTED IN COLORADO

Hochul said that one case was documented in Brooklyn, two in Queens, and one in Suffolk County, Long Island.

New York State has confirmed five cases of the omicron variant,” Hochul tweeted. “Let me be clear: This is not 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.

The news came the same day it was learned that the omicron variant was present in Minnesota and Colorado. The Minnesota man who tested positive for omicron traveled to New York City for an anime convention in November.

Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks about the Omicron coronavirus variant case, which was detected in California, during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, VS, Desember 1, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque     

Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks about the Omicron coronavirus variant case, which was detected in California, during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, VS, Desember 1, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque     

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