By CAROLYN THOMPSON
New York has announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, bringing the state’s number of cases linked to the new variant to eight. Governor Kathy Hochul on Saturday said the cases appeared to be unrelated. Seven of them were found in New York City and the other in Suffolk County. The number of states finding variation is also increasing. Massachusetts, Connecticut and Washington announced their first cases on Saturday, a day after New Jersey, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Maryland reported their first cases. Missouri announced its first hypothetical case on Friday. Variants have also been detected in Nebraska, Minnesota, California, Hawaii, Colorado and Utah.
https://kesq.com/news/ap-national-news/2021/12/04/more-omicron-detected-as-hospitals-strain-under-delta-surge-2/ Extra omicrons detected as hospitals strain due to delta spike