The New York authorities lifted this Wednesday the mandate to wear face masks in means of transport, although its use will continue to be compulsory in hospitals and public clinics.
This was announced by Governor Kathy Hochul, who pointed out that The measure responds to the data on infections and hospitalizations by COVID-19.
According to the latest official figures, the positivity rate stood at 4.72% the day before yesterdaywith an average incidence of the previous 7 days of 5.62 percent.
Likewise, there are 2 thousand 156 hospitalized patients, of which 238 are in the intensive care unit.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 57 thousand 694 people have died in the state of New York victims of the coronavirus.
Starting today, New Yorkers over the age of 18 can access the vaccine booster designed by Moderna and Pfizer pharmaceuticals against the omicron variant of COVID-19.