Omicron variant detected in Minnesota

Posted on AllSides December 2nd, 2021
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The new Omicron variant has been detected in a vaccinated Minnesota resident with recent travel history to New York City, the Minnesota Department of Health said in a statement Thursday.

Driving the news: The confirmed case involved a patient who developed mild symptoms on Nov. 22 and got a COVID-19 test on Nov. 24, per MDH. He is no longer experiencing symptoms.

Prior to testing positive, he had attended the Anime NYC 2021 convention at the Javits Center from Nov. 19-21.

The individual was vaccinated more than six months ago and...

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