NY Gov: The Winter COVID Surge Is “Melting Away”

The New York Daily News reports:

After a blizzard of omicron coronavirus cases buried New York this winter, shattering holiday plans, hammering hospitals and weakening workplaces, the sun is poking out over the pandemic, Gov. Hochul said Tuesday.

“This winter surge is melting away,” Hochul said at North Central Bronx Hospital, hailing a statewide daily case count that plunged by 92% in three weeks, and a daily city positivity rate that descended to about 4%. “The numbers are trending down.”

Daily death rates are dropping as the omicron storm recedes. Hochul announced 122 additional virus fatalities on Tuesday. “We’re still losing New Yorkers,” the governor said.

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