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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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New York City calls for masks, COVID-19 testing ahead of the holiday weekend; Broadway expands the mask mandate

NEW YORK (WABC) – New York City has issued a COVID-19 warning ahead of this weekend’s holiday gatherings, after two new Omicron sub-variants were identified as causing an increase in the number of cases in the central part of the state. Health Commissioner Dr Ashwin and Essen urged residents to disguise themselves and get tested …

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New York identifies 2 subgenus of corona virus subvariant variants that spread through the state

NEW YORK (WABC) – New York State has identified the emergence of two subsets of the COVID-19 Omicron BA.2 subdivision, named BA.2.12 and BA.2.12.1, which appear to have 23% to 27% Growth advantage over BA.2. New York has recently seen an increase in infections in the central part of the state, apparently driven by these …

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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 …

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