Travelers line up for a COVID-19 test during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 26, 2021. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
The first COVID-19 case of the Omicron variant tied to New York City was detected in a Minnesota resident who traveled to the Big Apple last month, according to the midwestern state’s Department of Health.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul said she would address the situation at a press conference Thursday.
A Minnesota resident who was recently in New York City has tested positive for the Omicron variant and has mild symptoms. I am holding a press conference at 11am to address this and our ongoing efforts to combat the pandemic. https://t.co/G4JsSqUBvD https://t.co/7LcTHuCbs2
— Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) December 2, 2021
The infected Minnesotan is an adult man from Hennepin County, which includes Minneapolis, who had been vaccinated and developed mild symptoms on Nov. 22.
He got tested two days later, the Minnesota Department of Health said in a press release on Dec. 2.
His symptoms have since “resolved,” according to the agency, and he told local health officials that he traveled to the Five Boroughs to attend the Anime NYC 2021 convention, a sold-out three-day anime gathering at the Javits Center in Manhattan from Nov. 19-21.
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