ADVISORY No. 27-2021

16 December 2021

Covid Cases on the Rise; More Omicron Infections Reported in NY and NJ

The Philippine Consulate General in New York would like to alert kababayan to the announcement of New York City Health Commissioner Dave Choski that coronavirus cases in the city are on the rise with more individuals in New York and New Jersey testing positive for the omicron variant.
New York City’s Covid-19 positivity rate has also doubled in just three days with the omicron variant spreads. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control, New York and New Jersey are the two states with the most rapid spread of the newly identified variant.
In anticipation of a possible surge during the holidays, kababayan who have not done so yet are encouraged to complete their vaccination and booster shots and continue to wear masks and observe physical distancing.