NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The variety of instances of the Omicron variant in New York state has grown.
Gov. Kathy Hochul stated Saturday three extra instances have been recognized, elevating the statewide whole to eight.
There was no quick phrase on the situation of the brand new instances, nor their severity.
Hochul wrote on Twitter that the rise in Omicron instances had been “anticipated.”
As we anticipated, @HealthNYGov has discovered three further instances of the omicron variant in New York State, bringing the full to eight instances.
Hold utilizing the instruments to assist forestall the unfold of COVID & its variants. Get vaccinated, get your booster, & put on your masks.
— Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) December 4, 2021
“Hold utilizing the instruments to assist forestall the unfold of COVID & its variants. Get vaccinated, get your booster, & put on your masks,” Hochul wrote.
On Thursday, officers announced that five cases of the variant had been found statewide, together with 4 in New York Metropolis and one on Lengthy Island.
On Friday, New Jersey officers confirmed their first case of the Omicron variant.