Gov. Hochul: Flu cases spiking rapidly across the state
Officials have issued a warning about flu cases across the state.
According to health officials, cases have spiked rapidly and Gov. Kathy Hochul says we have broken into a new level of concern.
“The amount of cases here in New York is now prevalent. That's a new category here in New York. We're up 25% in the past week. Hospitalizations are up thirty percent."
Gov. Hochul says there have also been two pediatric flu deaths.
The state Department of Health announced a new declaration – requiring health care workers who are not vaccinated against the flu to wear a mask in facilities like hospitals and nursing homes.