Omicron cases in Suffolk County, Brooklyn among 5 confirmed in New York
Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio say the COVID-19 omicron variant has now reached New York.
The governor says one case was reported in Suffolk County, a 67-year-old woman with mild symptoms and vaccination history– and at least one person traveled from South Africa.
Cases also confirmed Thursday:
- Second case reported in Queens, vaccination status unknown at this time
- Third case was also Queens-based
- Fourth case reported in Brooklyn
- Fifth case reported in one of the five boroughs