New York school mask mandate may expire, coronavirus infection rate falls below 10%

New York school mask mandate may expire, coronavirus infection rate falls below 10%

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — There is more good news Friday in New York’s battle against COVID-19 and especially the dominant omicron variant, as the state’s positivity rate fell below 10% for the first time in more than a month. Gov. Cathy Hochhol says she expects school districts will no longer require the wearing of … Read more

New York school mask mandate may expire, coronavirus infection rate falls below 10%

New York school mask mandate may expire, coronavirus infection rate falls below 10%

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — There is more good news Friday in New York’s battle against COVID-19 and especially the dominant omicron variant, as the state’s positivity rate fell below 10% for the first time in more than a month. Gov. Cathy Hochhol says she expects school districts will no longer require the wearing of … Read more

COVID Omicron updates: NIH says only one monoclonal antibody treatment is effective against Omicron

COVID Omicron updates: NIH says only one monoclonal antibody treatment is effective against Omicron

NEW YORK (WABC) – The use of some monoclonal antibody therapies against COVID has now been discouraged. Updated guidelines from the NIH COVID treatment panel indicate that Regeneron and Eli Lilly treatments have been shown to fail against omicron. The variant is currently responsible for more than 99% of COVID cases in the United States … Read more

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

New York’s positivity rate drops sharply – NBC New York

New York’s positivity rate drops sharply – NBC New York

New York’s battle against the omicron variant COVID-19 continues in the right direction after a massive increase in the middle of the holiday season, as numbers seem to be dropping recently and officials see a potential light at the end of the tunnel. Governor Cathy Hochhol released the latest numbers on Monday, which showed hospital … Read more

Omicron wave shows early signs of abating in early hit cases

Omicron wave shows early signs of abating in early hit cases

A woman gets a Covid-19 test driving through a Covid-19 testing center as hundreds of cars and pedestrians line up to get tested for Covid-19 ahead of the Christmas holiday season in North Bergen, New Jersey, US December 22, 2021 as the Omicron rises across the country. Tiffon Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images … 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

More patients – NBC New York

More patients – NBC New York

Apparently everyone knows someone who has gotten sick from the omicron COVID variant over the past few weeks, and now the city has the numbers to prove the extent of the disease in such a short time. The New York City Department of Health has released a new report showing the extent of omicron contagion, … Read more