Omicron subvariants threaten COVID-19 resurgence across US
July 21, 2022 - Health officials are once again raising the alarm about the threat of a resurgence of COVID-19 infections across the country, as concerns grow about the new omicron subvariant, BA.5, which is now the dominant viral strain in the U.S.
"We're currently seeing high levels of COVID-19 in NYC. To help slow the spread, all New Yorkers should wear a high-quality mask, such as an N95, KN95 or KF94 in all public indoor settings and around crowds outside," the New York City Health Department wrote in a tweet on Friday, after the city moved back into the high-risk level.
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