Is NYC Facing Another ‘Omicron Tsunami'? ER Doc Shares Positive Outlook Amid Uptick

The so-called “stealth” omicron variant BA.2, currently fueling the city’s uptick in COVID cases, isn’t likely to match January’s “omicron tsunami,” a noted Manhattan emergency room doctor said over the weekend.

A notable increase in cases has materialized in the city, and in other parts of the country, with a majority of the new positive results connected back to the BA.2 variant.

New York City’s daily case average is up nearly 200% in a month, a figure that is bolstered only by positive cases reported to the city. Tracking the true number of positive results has been near impossible since the widespread access to at-home tests.


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