A Minnesota resident who was lately in New York Metropolis has examined optimistic for the Omicron variant and has delicate signs. I’m holding a press convention at 11am to handle this and our ongoing efforts to fight the pandemic. https://t.co/G4JsSqUBvD https://t.co/7LcTHuCbs2
— Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) December 2, 2021
The particular person stated they traveled to New York Metropolis and attended the Anima NYC 2021 conference on the Javits Heart from Nov. 19 via Nov. 21, CBS Minnesota reported. The particular person has been suggested to isolate from others.
“The particular person developed delicate signs on Nov. 22 and sought COVID-19 testing on Nov. 24. The particular person’s signs have resolved,” the Minnesota Division of Well being stated.
“We encourage individuals who have been at a convention lately on the Javits Heart throughout the dates of Nov. 18-22 that in addition they get examined. We’re going to make it possible for everybody is aware of. We’ve a approach to contact these people. There’s a checklist of people who attended. Additionally, they had been vaccinated to be able to go into this convention within the first place,” stated Hochul.
The governor continued to induce New Yorkers to get vaccinated.
“We proceed to see warning indicators, excessive charges of circumstances throughout New York State, proceed to be larger in upstate areas in comparison with downstate, and there is just one motive for this, and that’s the resolution by people to not get vaccinated,” Hochul stated. “It isn’t that there’s not a provide. It’s not that individuals are not eligible. It’s not that they don’t learn about it. It’s a aware resolution to not be vaccinated.”
This comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the primary case of Omicron within the U.S. had been detected Wednesday in San Francisco, California.
That affected person is between 18 and 49 years previous and landed within the U.S. from South Africa on Nov. 22. The particular person developed signs Thanksgiving day and examined optimistic 4 days later. They had been absolutely vaccinated however didn’t have a booster.
The CDC is reviewing extra potential circumstances in a number of different states.
President Joe Biden can be anticipated to supply an replace Thursday afternoon. The White Home says his plan calls, partially, to:
- Encourage boosters for adults and vaccinations for youths to maintain colleges open,
- Increase free at-home testing
- Toughen guidelines for worldwide journey
- Implement protections in workplaces to maintain companies open
- Deploy speedy response groups to outbreaks
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