Gov. Hochul: New York now has 20 confirmed cases of omicron variant, 13 in NYC

Despite the city’s positivity rate sitting low compared to other parts of the state, it’s important to note that cases and hospitalizations are still on the rise.

News 12 Staff

Dec 9, 2021, 10:11 PM

Updated 864 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul says the state now has 20 confirmed cases of the omicron variant and 13 of those cases have been reported in New York City. 
The city’s case rate is around 30 cases per 100,000. Long Island sits at 60 cases per 100,000. 
Despite the city’s positivity rate sitting low compared to other parts of the state, it’s important to note that cases and hospitalizations are still on the rise. 
The governor says 99.9% of cases are still the delta variant. 
"I've said all along, I'm watching the numbers, the hospitalization rates are the No. 1 thing I look at. And I will tell you that my team is working around the clock to address exactly what you're looking at. I know the numbers; I know them like the back of my hand. I know exactly what's happening, and we're preparing to take steps to assist regions of our state,” said Hochul. 
The governor plans on announcing new measures on how to help fight the surge on Friday.


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