NYC Issues Mask Advisory As COVID Cases Surge

Gothamist reports:

New York City is experiencing a triple wave of respiratory viruses, and on Friday, city health officials warned residents to take extra precautions. Friday’s health advisory urged New Yorkers to mask up indoors and in crowded spaces, particularly if they’re at risk for severe illness (or know someone who is).

The city health department is reporting more than 3,800 new COVID cases per day on average — a 50% increase in confirmed infections since Thanksgiving.

Many cases are also likely going uncounted because people are using at-home tests. State health department data shows 1,595 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in New York City, double the number from mid-September.

Read the full article.