[Epoch Times December 06, 2021](The Epoch Times reporter Huang Xiaotang reported in New York) The Omicron variant virus, which is more infectious than Delta, is gradually spreading in the greater New York area. The New York State Capital announced on December 4 that 3 new cases of Omicron have been confirmed, and there have been 8 related cases in New York State. Connecticut also confirmed its first case of Omicron infection on the 4th, and the family of the infected person participated in the New York Comic Con in November.
Eight cases of Omicron variant virus were confirmed in New York State, seven in New York City and one in Suffolk County, Long Island.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said on the 4th that a man in his 60s in Hartford County, Connecticut, had a slight illness on November 27 after he had contact with his family members who had participated in the New York Comic Con. Symptoms were tested for COVID-19 at home on November 29, and the result was positive, followed by advanced testing on December 1, with the same result.
Lamont’s statement mentioned that the family members of the infected person had been vaccinated, and they developed mild symptoms on November 21 and tested positive for the virus at home on November 23. The family member’s symptoms have alleviated and other family members are being tested. The man infected with Omicron and his family members have completed the COVID vaccination.
Manisha Juthani, Director of the Health Department of Connecticut, said that the virus strain was found, sequenced and confirmed as an Omicron variant virus within a day. She urged people who have not yet been vaccinated to get vaccinated to protect themselves. “Although Omicron seems to be more contagious than the Delta variant virus, so far, the two infected people have mild symptoms. What is gratifying is their immunity. It seems to be helping them fight this virus.”◇
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