Teams of individuals line-up to get examined for Covid-19 in Instances Sq. on December 05, 2021 in New York Metropolis.
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Covid-19 check positivity charges in New York Metropolis have doubled in simply three days, Dr. Jay Varma, a high well being advisor to Mayor Invoice de Blasio, tweeted Thursday.
“Um, we have by no means seen this earlier than in #NYC,” he tweeted.
Positivity charges are rising because the omicron variant spreads. In response to CDC knowledge launched on Wednesday, New York and New Jersey are the 2 states with probably the most speedy unfold of the variant. The info exhibits that 13.1% of circumstances within the CDC area that features New York and New Jersey are omicron, in comparison with a nationwide common of two.9%.
From December 9 to December 12, the proportion of constructive assessments within the metropolis went up from 3.9% to 7.8%. “That is #SARSCoV2 evading each vaccine & virus induced immunity towards an infection not like any variant earlier than,” Varma added.
He famous, although, that about 67,000 PCR assessments are administered in New York Metropolis per day, which is greater per capita than many different communities or cities throughout the nation. Moreover, the information reported by the town has a lag of about three days, that means present positivity charges could possibly be greater and former days’ knowledge should be adjusted.