Public health authorities investigating additional confirmed case of COVID-19 caused by Omicron variant

Dec. 3, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with the Minnesota Department of Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to investigate a confirmed case of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant external icon. The individual, a resident of Minnesota, developed mild symptoms on November 22 and sought COVID-19 testing on November 24. The person has since recovered.

The individual traveled to New York City and attended the Anime NYC 2021 convention at the Javits Center from November 19-21, 2021.

CDC recommends people follow COVID-19 prevention strategies. Everyone 5 years and older should get vaccinated and get a booster shot, if recommended. Get tested if you have symptoms and stay home if you are sick.

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