Due to the high transmissibility of the omicron variant, confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been on the rise. There were 189,714 COVID-19 cases reported as of Dec. 26. New York City was home to 54,828 of these cases. This means that 28.9% of reported cases for Dec. 26 were from New York City.
Karol Markowitz, a New York Post columnist, stated that “I feel like the story would be framed and framed differently if Florida was involved.”
Over 25% of America's positive COVID cases are in NYC? I feel like this story would be framed differently if it were Florida. pic.twitter.com/M9LEpWKm7h
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) December 27, 2021
True to form, Florida broke a record for COVID-19 new cases on Christmas Eve. This was a day that has been recorded since the outbreak of the pandemic.
I don’t think the Associated Press will report on New York City accounting for nearly 30% of all new cases in the United States within a single day.
This development comes despite New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s mandate for masks has been in place since Dec. 13. On Monday, New York City received a mandate to vaccinate.