New York health officials continue to report a new COVID variant is spreading just in time for the holidays. Here the the symptoms you should look out for.

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COVID Cases On The Rise For Thanksgiving

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CDC Director Mandy Cohen, who grew up in the Empire State, visited a medical center in New York State this week and offered some grim news about COVID.

She reported COVID cases in New York State are on the rise.

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Uptick In Flu, RSV

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There's also been an uptick in flu and RSV cases across New York.

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Health officials recommend you get your flu and COVID shots before visiting with older relatives or friends and family with pre-existing conditions.

Highly Contagious New COVID Variant Spreading In New York

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The HV.1 COVID variant is now the leading cause of COVID in the United States. The new variant is considered the grandchild or “great-grandchild” of Omicron.

Mutations often allow a new variant to spread more easily, according to the CDC.

Most Common Symptoms for New Covid Variant

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Congestion, sore throat and dry cough are currently the most common symptoms of HV.1. Below are the most common symptoms:

  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Congestion or stuffiness

Symptoms typically start with a sore throat which is typically followed by congestion or a runny nose.

These Omicron COVID Symptoms May Lead to Hospitalizations in New York

These are symptoms you should pay attention to.

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Health officials say New Yorkers should be on a close lookout for a number of Omicron symptoms that likely means you need urgent medical care. 

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