COVID Omicron Updates: 75% of NYC employers say omicron has delayed return to work, survey says

COVID Omicron Updates: 75% of NYC employers say omicron has delayed return to work, survey says

NEW YORK (WABC) – According to a survey by the New York City Partnership, 75% of employers have delayed their return to office plans due to an omicron price increase. 38% of employers expect daily office attendance to exceed 50% before the end of March. 22% of companies are unable to provide an estimate of … Read more

NYC coronavirus hospitals stabilize, New York ‘turning the corner’

NYC coronavirus hospitals stabilize, New York ‘turning the corner’

NEW YORK (WABC) – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York Governor Kathy Hoshol delivered some good news Friday in the battle against COVID-19. Adams said hospitalizations from COVID-19 are stabilizing and may begin to decline soon, while Hochul said she believes the state is “taking a turn.” There was a clear decrease … Read more

COVID Omicron Updates: Study reports higher risk of complications for unvaccinated pregnant women

COVID Omicron Updates: Study reports higher risk of complications for unvaccinated pregnant women

NEW YORK (WABC) – A newly published study, by omicron of Scotland, found that unvaccinated pregnant women with COVID and their newborns were more likely to develop complications, such as hospitalization and death from the virus, than those who had been vaccinated. Currently, more than 20% of Americans eligible for injections have not received at … Read more

COVID Omicron Updates: National Guard steps in to relieve pressure on hospital overwhelmed by Omicron wave

COVID Omicron Updates: National Guard steps in to relieve pressure on hospital overwhelmed by Omicron wave

NEW YORK (WABC) – The National Guard has been called in to help relieve pressure in hospitals caused by the wave of COVID-19 cases from the omicron variant. National Guard medical teams are now deployed in 10 states, assisting in hospitals and medical facilities, according to the Army’s Northern Command. About 13,000 Guard personnel across … Read more

A glimmer of hope: Corona virus numbers fell in New York for the first time in weeks

A glimmer of hope: Corona virus numbers fell in New York for the first time in weeks

NEW YORK (WABC) – For the first time in weeks, New York’s COVID-19 numbers are trending lower – a sign that the omicron-fueled rise may be starting to wane. “We may have reached the peak of that peak,” Governor Cathy Hochhol said. “The cases are slowing down, the rate of increase is slowing down, but … Read more

COVID Omicron Updates: Experts say US is nearing peak Omicron

COVID Omicron Updates: Experts say US is nearing peak Omicron

NEW YORK (WABC) – The omicron variant-fueled COVID wave continues, but experts say we’re approaching a peak. There are 138,000 Americans hospitalized with COVID right now, approaching the epidemic’s high, and the United States on average sees more than 668,000 new cases each day. It’s a sixfold increase from just five weeks ago, but medical … Read more