The level of risk for COVID in the city is expected to rise this week – NBC New York

The level of risk for COVID in the city is expected to rise this week – NBC New York

The New York Health Commissioner warns that the risk level for COVID-19 is likely to rise from “low” to “medium” in the coming days, moving the needle for the first time since the January Omicron wave. The number of infections in the city has been steadily increasing over the past 45 days, bringing the positivity … Read more

The level of risk for COVID in the city is expected to rise this week – NBC New York

The level of risk for COVID in the city is expected to rise this week – NBC New York

The New York Health Commissioner warns that the risk level for COVID-19 is likely to rise from “low” to “medium” in the coming days, moving the needle for the first time since the January Omicron wave. The number of infections in the city has been steadily increasing over the past 45 days, bringing the positivity … Read more

BA2 Subvariants Fuel Community Spread – NBC New York

BA2 Subvariants Fuel Community Spread – NBC New York

Two sub-variants of the high-transfer BA.2 Omicron strain feed “significant community spread” in parts of New York, state health officials say, calling their data the first to describe such sub-bullet transmission rates in the U.S. The emergence of sub-variants BA.2.12 and BA.2.12.1 The two lineages of BA.2, a strain some of which have been described … Read more

Variant BA2 prevents most new cases, CDC mask mandate extended – NBC New York

Variant BA2 prevents most new cases, CDC mask mandate extended – NBC New York

What you need to know According to the CDC, the omicron variant, BA.2, now accounts for 84% of the COVID currently circulating in the New York area, compared to 39% two weeks ago. It is also the dominant strain in the US (72.2%) New York’s daily average, meanwhile, has risen 39% from the rolling average … Read more