The new Omicron variant was identified in more than a dozen people in at least 10 states, early evidence of its presence across the U.S., Report informs, referring to the Wall Street Journal.

Some people in the U.S., who have contracted the Omicron variant of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, had recently traveled to southern Africa. However, at least in Hawaii and Minnesota, Omicron has been detected in patients who have not left the United States.