NY latest U.S. state to find Omicron variant

New York Governor Kathy Hochul, speaking at a news conference, said one of the cases involved a 67-year-old Long Island woman with mild symptoms of a headache and cough who had recently returned from South Africa.

The woman tested negative upon return on November 25 but tested positive for the coronavirus on November 30 and her results were sent to a lab for further examination.

She had "some vaccination history" but it wasn't yet clear if she had received one or two doses or a booster shot, Hochul said. The other four people were New York City residents but further information was not yet available, the governor said.

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