Second Omicron COVID Variant Case Detected in Minnesota Residents Attended Anime NYC 2021

The second case of super mutants Omicron variant of the coronavirus was detected in the United States in a Minnesota resident who recently returned home from an anime convention in New York City, Minnesota Department of Health said.

This person, an adult male from Hennepin County, is fully vaccinated and has only mild symptoms. He fell ill on November 22 and was tested two days later. He traveled to New York to attend the Anime NYC 2021 convention at the Javits Center from November 19-21.

Not much is known about the transmissibility and severity of the Omicron variant, and the man’s case only raises more questions than it answers.

He fell ill on November 22nd. two days before the world’s first Omicron case was reported to the World Health Organization by South Africa. Almost every case of Omicron detected since then has been in individuals with connections to southern Africa. However, a notice from the Minnesota Department of Health said that the Hennepin County man’s most recent travel was to New York.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul said on Thursday anyone who attended the Anime convention was encouraged to take the test and everyone who attended would be contacted.

“This is no cause for alarm,” she said. “It has been anticipated since it was first reported out of South Africa.”

She encourages people to get vaccinated, get booster shots and “get ready.”

The country’s first Omicron case was announced Wednesday with a traveler to California from South Africa, where the variant was first discovered. Second Omicron COVID Variant Case Detected in Minnesota Residents Attended Anime NYC 2021


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