COVID-19 live updates: Minnesotan with omicron variant traveled to New York City

As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.2 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 780,000 Americans.

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Pres. Biden announced his plan to fight COVID-19 this winter, including expanding booster access, expanding vaccine access for kids, offering free at-home rapid tests, extending the mass mandate for public transit and testing international travelers.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.2 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 780,000 Americans.

Email this article"This tighter testing timetable provides an added degree of protection as scientists continue to study the omicron variant," he said.Biden said he is requiring health insurers to cover the cost of at-home COVID-19 tests.Link

The White House said 2.2 million vaccine doses have been administered in the last 24 hours -- the highest single-day total since May.Share to TwitterThe man attended an anime convention at the Javits Center in New York City from Nov. 19 to Nov. 21, and then, after experiencing mild symptoms on Nov. 22, he was tested on Nov. 24. He no longer has symptoms.

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Biden announces plan to fight COVID this winter Link Share to Twitter Email this article President Joe Biden on Thursday announced his plan to fight COVID-19 this winter, including expanding booster access, expanding vaccine access for kids, offering free at-home rapid tests, extending the mass mandate for public transit and testing international travelers. Biden said"all inbound international travelers must test within one day of departure, regardless of their vaccination status or nationality." "This tighter testing timetable provides an added degree of protection as scientists continue to study the omicron variant," he said. Evan Vucci/AP President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 variant named omicron during a visit to the National Institutes of Health, Dec. 2, 2021, in Bethesda, Md. Biden said he is requiring health insurers to cover the cost of at-home COVID-19 tests. "Private insurers already cover the expensive PCR test that you get in a doctor's office, and now they will cover at-home tests, as well," he said."For those not covered by private insurance, we're going to make available free tests at thousands of convenient locations." US sees highest daily vaccine numbers since May Link Share to Twitter Email this article The White House said 2.2 million vaccine doses have been administered in the last 24 hours -- the highest single-day total since May. Minnesotan with omicron variant was boosted in early November Link Share to Twitter Email this article The Minnesotan man who is confirmed to have the omicron variant of COVID-19 received a booster shot in early November, health officials said. The man attended an anime convention at the Javits Center in New York City from Nov. 19 to Nov. 21, and then, after experiencing mild symptoms on Nov. 22, he was tested on Nov. 24. He no longer has symptoms. "It seems quite possible, perhaps, most likely, that the transmission happened at the convention in New York City, but that's not definitive," health officials said. The Javits Center said everyone is required to show proof of vaccination and wear masks inside. The individual had no history of international travel, officials said. One of the man's close contacts has tested positive via a rapid test, officials said. Further tests to determine if the second individual is also positive for the omicron variant have yet to be conducted. -ABC News' Arielle Mitropoulos UK reports highest single-day rise in cases since July Link Share to Twitter Email this article The U.K. reported 53,495 new cases on Thursday – the highest single-day rise since July 17, British health officials said. Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images Shoppers wear face masks along Oxford Street in central London on Dec. 2, 2021, as compulsory mask wearing in shops and on public transport has been reintroduced in England. Hospitalizations in the U.K. are down 6.5% over the last week while deaths are down 3% over the last week, officials said. Over 80% of the 12-and-over population is fully vaccinated. Paul Edwards/Pool via AFP/Getty Images Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson receives his COVID-19 booster at a vaccination clinic at St. Thomas' Hospital in central London, Dec. 2, 2021. Thirty-two cases of the omicron variant have been detected in the U.K. -ABC News' Christine Theodorou