Friday, December 3, 2021

Hawaii becomes fifth US state to confirm Omicron | Al Jazeera

The US states of New York and Hawaii have reported their first cases of the Omicron variant, as the United States brought in new measures to combat COVID-19.

New York became the fourth state to confirm cases of the new strain, while Hawaii is the fifth with a total of at least 10 cases now reported around the US, including a second case in California.

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  1. New York state has confirmed five cases of the omicron COVID-19 variant, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday.

    “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,” Hochul said on Twitter.

    She called on New Yorkers to get the vaccine and booster shots as well as to wear masks.

    The new cases came hours after two other omicron cases were confirmed -- one in Minnesota and one in Colorado.

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