United States detects second case of Omicron variant in Minnesota

Just one day after the first case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the United StatesThis Thursday a second case was reported in Minnesota, in a man with no travel history; They are investigating possible community transmission.

According to CNN, the infected person is an adult man from Hennepin County, which has the complete vaccination scheme against COVID-19.

Also this Thursday, the president. Joe Biden announced his government’s strategy to deal with the new variant of COVID-19. Among the measures, it is worth mentioning that the entire population over 18 years of age receives a booster dose of the vaccine.

Cases of the Omicron variant in the United States

The second case was detected in Minnesota. The genomic sequence of the variant shows 55 mutations.

As we made known in AmericanPost.News, authorities confirmed Wednesday, the first case of the variant in California, in a person who had made a recent trip to South Africa.

The second case is about a person who had traveled to New York City, that is, the man did not leave the country, so the authorities are investigating possible community contagions in the United States.

The infected person is an adult male from Hennepin County, who has a full vaccination schedule. The patient began to present some mild symptoms on November 22, and two days later a PCR test was performed in which it was positive for the virus.

How many mutations does the Omicron variant have?

The genomic sequence of the variant shows 55 mutations.

The genomic sequence of Ómicron (B.1.1.529 in the PANGO system) shows 55 mutations compared to the original virus found in Wuhan in 2019, 32 of them located in protein S or spicule, the most important for its role in infection of cells and the immune response.

It should be noted that the cases of the new Omicron variant in USA They seem to be unrelated to each other, so the authorities are investigating possible community transmissions of this new strain in the country.

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