Things are starting to improve across New York when it comes to COVID 19, and the Omnicron variant.  Here in the Empire state, statewide cases have dropped 90% since the worst of the winter surge occurred with the January 7th peak.

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More good news, as hospitalizations have also declined by more than 550 cases in the last 24 hours.  The hospitalization numbers are down across all regions of the state, and among all age groups.

Governor Hochul said:

New Yorkers are doing the right thing - getting vaccinated and receiving their booster, wearing their masks, and staying home when they're sick. The winter surge plan, too, is working to ensure we manage COVID-19 after the peak of Omicron and keep New Yorkers healthy and safe. If you haven't taken advantage of it yet, I encourage you to do so immediately - it's the best weapon we have in this fight against the pandemic.

Things are improving here in Western New York as well, as the 7-day average of cases per 100K population, and the percentage of positive test results have declined across our region, and locally here in Erie County.  You can get the latest information on COVID-19 here in Erie County, as well as access all of the county's information on testing, vaccines, and more by CLICKING HERE.

The state is urging kids aged 5-11 to get vaccinated as part of its #VaxForKids campaign.  New Yorkers aged 5 and older can now go to get vaccinated at New York State-run sites on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information on vaccinations for kids, and adults, you can CLICK HERE.

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