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‘This is a health crisis and people are going to die’: Gov. Hochul urges NYers to take action

On Long Island, the COVID-19 positivity rate is at now more than 7.5% - the highest rate in nearly a year.

News 12 Staff

Dec 17, 2021, 11:12 AM

Updated 887 days ago

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Officials are urging New Yorkers to take action after a massive spike in COVID-19 cases ahead of the upcoming holidays.
Gov. Kathy Hochul says the winter surge is already here, with a combination of omicron and delta variants along with the flu season ramping up on top of it all.
The surge comes following a set state mask mandate made by the governor – which requires everyone to wear a mask in any indoor space – unless they require full vaccination proof.
"This is a crisis. This is a health care crisis and people are going to die,” said Gov. Hochul.
On Long Island, the COVID-19 positivity rate is now more than 7.5% - the highest rate in nearly a year.


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