New York declares a “high” COVID alert level and orders residents to disguise themselves inside

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New York The Commissioner for Health dott. Ashwin Vasan announced on Tuesday that the city has gone to a “high” COVID-19 alert level.

“New York City has moved to a high COVID alert level, which means now is the time to double the protection of ourselves and each other by making choices that can prevent our friends, neighbors, relatives and colleagues from get sick, “he said in a publication.

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“As a city, we have the tools to mitigate the impact of this wave, including the distribution of tests, masks and the promotion of treatments. The return to Low Risk depends on everyone doing their part and if we follow the directions, the our forecasts anticipate the peak of this wave will not last long, “hey continued. “What we do now can make a difference.”

The department said so vaccinations and recall shots are “essential as ever,” echoing the guidance issued on Monday advisoryinviting residents of the Big Apple to dress up in indoor public spaces.

“At New Yorkers should wear masks in all indoor public settings. People at high risk of serious illness should avoid crowded environments and limit meetings, ”the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene tweeted at the time.

The masks, authorities note, should cover the nose and mouth, with higher-quality masks like KN95 and KF94 and N95 respirators offering additional protection from the coronavirus.

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“If you are at high risk of serious illnessare over 65 or not vaccinated, take extra precautions, “the department said.” Avoid crowded environments and non-essential haunts. “

Pedestrians pass by the New York Stock Exchange on May 5, 2022, in the Manhattan neighborhood of New York.
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“We don’t expect this wave to last much longer, so stay there, New York City. If we all do our part, we can reduce the number of cases in the coming weeks and prepare for a wonderful summer.” Vasan tweeted along with the notice.

Alert levels are based on new coronavirus cases per 100,000 people over the past seven days, new hospital admissions with COVID-19 per 100,000 people over the past seven days, and the percentage of beds occupied by COVID-19 patients.

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gov. Kathy Hochul Monday said 6.9 percent of cases are positive, with 2,497 new hospitalizations and 30 deaths.