Health officials urge New Yorkers in most communities to wear masks indoors

NEW YORK The New York State Health Department is urging New Yorkers in most communities to wear masks indoors.

Health officials say all but one counties are now considered medium or high risk as the Omicron subvariant continues to spread.

“As we are closely monitoring the numbers and as the case count remains high statewide, now is the time for every New Yorker to get vaccinated and boosted, tested after exposure or symptoms, and stay home if you have any symptoms. not feeling well even if you initially test negative on a home test. If you test positive, talk to your provider about treatments,” said state health commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett.


Cases per 100,000 Population – 7 Day Average




28-4-2022

5/5/2022

5/12/2022

Capital Region

44.76

52.42

55.63

Central New York

49.44

43.02

36.84

Finger Lakes

46.14

41.87

43.33

Long Island

34.68

45.67

59.53

Mid-Hudson

30.14

39.98

51.22

Mohawk Valley

52.13

49.04

47.13

New York City

25.42

40.50

44.34

North country

37.37

35.22

40.41

southern layer

51.90

50.48

51.97

Western New York

54.98

58.49

64.13

all over the state

34.50

43.73

49.26

Forty-five counties are considered high risk.

The Bronx is the only county that is considered low risk.

Government Kathy Hochul asks New Yorkers to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID.

See statewide data at coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-variant-data.

FIND TEST SITES: Click here for the New York City test site locator, including mobile sites and home appointments

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