First omicron case in NJ arrived by plane, triggering CDC notification

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A Georgia woman who is New Jersey’s first recorded case of the COVID-19 omicron variant arrived in the Garden State by plane on the same day she tested positive for the virus, health officials confirmed Sunday. 

In an attempt to curb the spread of the latest variant that is now circulating across the globe, New Jersey officials have notified the federal Centers for Disease Control to contact health departments in states where other passengers on that plane traveled to or from, said Donna Leusner, a Health Department spokeswoman.  

Not much has been made public about the woman and her interactions. But state health officials provided some more details over the weekend after Gov. Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli made the announcement of the case late Friday. 





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