New Jersey officers introduced the state’s first confirmed case of the COVID-19 variant Omicron on Friday in a lady who had not too long ago traveled to South Africa.
The affected person, a fully-vaccinated Georgia resident, examined optimistic on Nov. 28 and has remained in isolation since, based on the New Jersey Division of Well being.
She skilled “average signs” and is recovering after receiving therapy at a North Jersey emergency facility, officers stated.
“The Omicron variant is amongst us and we have to take steps to cease its unfold,” Gov. Phil Murphy stated in a press release. “It’s vital that residents stay as vigilant as potential as we await extra details about the variant.
“Vaccinations and masks sporting have confirmed to be an efficient software to cut back the unfold of COVID-19, and I urge everybody ages 18 and over to obtain a booster,” he stated.
No less than 5 circumstances of the Omicron variant have been confirmed in New York Metropolis, Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Invoice de Blasio stated on Thursday. One case was confirmed in Brooklyn, two in Queens and one in Lengthy Island’s Suffolk County. A fifth was pegged to “New York Metropolis” by the officers however and not using a extra exact location.