NYC COVID Alert Level Hits High as Hospitalization Rate Tops Key Metric – NBC New York

NYC COVID Alert Level Hits High as Hospitalization Rate Tops Key Metric – NBC New York

New York City raised its COVID alert level to high on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after warning of the possibility, as a fifth pandemic wave fueled by the most contagious COVID subvariants yet tighten their grip on the metro area and the nation. The five boroughs had been in a “medium” COVID alert state … Read more

NY COVID Risk Level Rises Amid New Variant Threat – NBC New York

NY COVID Risk Level Rises Amid New Variant Threat – NBC New York

The COVID-19 subvariant estimated by New York state health officials to be substantially more contagious than the first descendant of the potent omicron strain now accounts for up to 79.5% of all virus circulating in the region that encompasses the Empire State, according to new CDC data released Tuesday. Prevalence of BA.2.12.1, which health officials … Read more

Nassau County COVID Cases Soar, NYC COVID Rates Climb – NBC New York

Nassau County COVID Cases Soar, NYC COVID Rates Climb – NBC New York

Almost 150 US counties now meet the CDC’s threshold for a high-risk community level COVID alert, marking a nearly three-fold increase in less than two weeks and a 79% increase since Monday, according to Friday’s federal data — and just one county of New York’s 62 fit the health agency’s low-risk standard at this point. … Read more

New COVID Variant Fuels Viral Spread – NBC New York

New COVID Variant Fuels Viral Spread – NBC New York

The COVID-19 subvariant estimated by New York state health officials to be substantially more contagious than the first descendant of the potent omicron strain now accounts for up to 73.3% of all virus circulating in the region that encompasses the Empire State, according to new CDC data released Tuesday. Prevalence of BA.2.12.1, which health officials … Read more