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Live: Minnesota health officials hold COVID-19 press briefing

Minnesota health officials will hold a media availability at 11 a.m. Watch the stream here.

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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Health will hold a conference call to brief members of the media on the latest public health information regarding COVID-19 at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2.

Speakers will include Minnesota Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm and MDH Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann.

MDH today announced that its Public Health Laboratory found the Omicron variant in a specimen from a Minnesota resident with recent travel history to New York City.

Watch a stream of the event below and read the latest health news at NewsMD . If the video does not appear, refresh your browser closer to the start time.

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