The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have strengthened its travel protocols as more cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant are reported in the U.S.

New York officials announced three more cases of the omicron variant in New York City on Saturday morning, bringing the state’s total to eight, with seven in New York City and one in Suffolk County. No cases of the omicron variant have been confirmed in Connecticut, as of Saturday.

Massachusetts announced the first omicron case in that state: a female in her 20s and a resident of Middlesex County who traveled out of state. She is fully vaccinated and did not require hospitalization.

At least 12 states had reported cases of the omicron…