People Urged to Mask Up as COVID Cases Continue to Rise in New York

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Published on April 18, 2022 - Duration: 01:30s

People Urged to Mask Up as COVID Cases Continue to Rise in New York

People Urged to Mask Up, as COVID Cases Continue, to Rise in New York.

CBS reports that COVID-19 cases were once again on the rise in New York as three major holidays converged in one weekend.

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The city's Health Department handed out about 600 free at-home COVID tests as part of the "Easter Day of Action." .

The effort to distribute an additional 6.5 million tests in April was joined by four churches amid the busy holiday weekend.

The effort to distribute an additional 6.5 million tests in April was joined by four churches amid the busy holiday weekend.

Passover, Easter and Ramadan overlapped over the weekend as the latest seven-day average of positive cases in the city hit 4.46%, up from 3.30% a week ago.

New York City Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan has recommended that New Yorkers once again mask up in indoor public spaces.

New York City Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan has recommended that New Yorkers once again mask up in indoor public spaces.

According to Vasan, he believed the holiday weekend could send the city's risk level will from "low" to "medium.".

CBS reports that it would be the first time since January's surge of Omicron cases that the risk level would be raised.

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We are seeing an increase in cases driven mainly by the BA.2 subvariant.

We're seeing cases rise pretty steadily.

, Ashwin Vasan, New York City's Health Commissioner, via CBS.

We are starting to message to New Yorkers that they need to be taking precautions, especially around masking in indoor settings regardless, especially when you don't know the vaccination status of those around you, Ashwin Vasan, New York City's Health Commissioner, via CBS.

Hospitalizations are largely flat, maybe inching up a little in a few places.

We're going to have to pay very close attention to this and see where this goes, Dr. Ashish Jha, White House COVID coordinator, via CBS


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