New York City yet to hit Covid peak: Officials

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The impact of gatherings at New Years could still fuel another uptick, he said urging New York residents to take booster doses and to continue wearing masks and keeping social distance….reports Asian Lite News

The Covid-19 data suggests the New York City has not yet hit a peak in the omicron-fuelled spike of infections in recent weeks, said New York City Health Commissioner Dave Chokshi, media reported.

The new cases and hsopitalisations are still increasing and “I expect that will continue in the near term, meaning the next days to weeks,” reports quoted Chokshi as saying.

The impact of gatherings at New Years could still fuel another uptick, he said urging New York residents to take booster doses and to continue wearing masks and keeping social distance.

 Increasing number of children in the US are getting hospitalised with Covid-19 than ever before, even as the country shattered a single-day record with over 1 million Covid-19 cases this week.

According to data from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an average of 672 children were admitted to hospitals every day with Covid-19 during the week ending Sunday – the highest such number of the pandemic, CNN reported.

It follows a record-high number of new Covid-19 cases among children, reveals the American Academy of Pediatrics(AAP).

During the week ending December 30, the US had more than 325,000 new Covid cases among children according to AAP data. This also marks a 64 per cent rise in new childhood cases compared to the previous week, the AAP said.

As per the CDC, about 1,045 children under 18 have also died from Covid-19 in the US.

Since early December, New York City has seen a four-fold rise in children being hospitalised for Covid-19.

According to the New York State Health Department, the increase was observed in children 18 and under beginning the week of December 5, ABC news reported.

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