New York broke its single daily record for positive coronavirus cases for the 4th straight day on Sunday as the state faces the new omicron variant.New york city reported more than 23,000 cases on Dec. 19, a record driven by more than 15,000 cases in New York City alone. The city has been reporting almost 10,000 positive cases a day for the past week.
The state overall is reporting more than 4,000 COVID-19 clients in the health center, with 769 in the ICU.The news follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's statement on Monday that omicron, a variant still being studied however thought to be more transmissible than the delta strain, accounted for 73 percent of all new infections recently in the U.S.Omicron is most likely surging in a state that has actually currently seen more than 58,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus.Gov. Kathy Hochul Kathy HochulOfficials to choose if New York will hold Times Square New Years Eve event NY guv prepares to add booster shot to meaning of 'fully vaccinated' Governors come to grips with vaccine requireds ahead of midterms advised New York homeowners to get vaccinated as the state faces an uncertain winter.
" There is no reason, with all the resources readily available to us ... there is no excuse not to get the grownups vaccinated, get the kids vaccinated," she stated. "We can put this pandemic in the rearview mirror. We'll speak about it in the past tense, not the present tense.".
Have not gotten the COVID vaccine yet? Roll up your sleeve and get vaccinated. Currently totally vaccinated? Get your booster as quickly as you can.-- Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul)
New York's adult population is 82 percent totally vaccinated. Both Moderna and Pfizer have stated their vaccines work against the omicron variant, especially with the addition of a booster or 3rd vaccination shot.In the middle of the break out, New York City public schools are having problem with staff scarcities and testing ahead of winter break, according to the New York Daily News. Among students and staff, more than 800 have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Monday.
President Biden Joe Biden Federal class action claim submitted over treatment of Haitian migrants Staffer who had contact with Biden tests positive for COVID-19 Overnight Defense & National Security-- New guidelines try to deal with extremism in the ranks MORE on Tuesday will reveal a strategy to deploy emergency situation medical teams to assist states, The Washington Post reported. Biden will likewise open federal screening sites for COVID-19, beginning with one in New York City.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Bill de BlasioBiden speech to concentrate on vaccinations and testing, not 'lockdowns' Los Angeles New Year's Eve celebration browsing the web as cases increase New York City mayor urges Biden administration to send out assistance as omicron cases increase more on Monday said there would be no more shutdowns, and the best way out of the pandemic would be to immunize everyone.
The mayor provided $100 incentives for people to get their booster shots beginning Tuesday until the end of the year. He stated "vaccination is the method to safeguard against omicron" and "vaccination equates to freedom.".
" It's going to be a difficult couple of weeks," he said in a video. "We're seeing a huge rise in cases ... it will be a hard couple of weeks and we require to do whatever possible to deal with that.".Other states are facing record cases and hospitalizations, consisting of Wisconsin and Michigan.