COVID-19 cases across our state are declining as efforts to stop the spread continue.
From today, there will be a vaccine site for children aged 5 and up. Governor Kathy Hochul said that to keep students safe in schools, 5 million test kits will be sent to school children so they can test after their winter break.
The governor also announced that the state has reached the lowest COVID-19 figure since just before Halloween, meaning we are at levels we saw before the Omicron rise in the state.
Governor Hocul says cases have dropped 97% since January 7, and the number of hospital visits due to COVID-19 has dropped 72% over the past month.
When it comes to children, the governor is still working to get children vaccinated.
A doctor News 12 spoke with says any new COVID-19 variant should not be as big a threat as its previous strain. With these predictions for the future, the governor hopes more people will return to work.
Many have worked from home, but the governor stresses that if people return to the office buildings, it will help boost the state’s economy.