U.S. records Omicron case 2 in Minnesota

Anthony Fauci

Anthony Fauci

The United States has recorded its second case of the Omicron COVID variant in Minnesota, a day after the first case of the Omicron variant was reported in California.

The second case was confirmed in a Minnesota resident in Hennepin County.

He is an adult male, had a recent travel history to New York City, and had been fully vaccinated.

He developed mild symptoms on Nov. 22 and sought COVID-19 testing on Nov. 24, the state’s health department said, adding that his symptoms have resolved.

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The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is urging all eligible Americans to get vaccines and boosters to fight Omicron, which is spreading quickly around the world.

The White House promised to increase family vaccination sites and expand availability at pharmacies.

Just 58.9% of the total U.S. population, or 196 million people, have been fully vaccinated, one of the lowest rates among wealthy nations.

More than 786,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States, including 37,000 in November alone.

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