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It is reported on May 17, New York city has again raised its COVID-19 (CCP virus) alert level to high amid increasing pressure on the health care system.

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The city raised the warning level from medium after signaling yesterday that the change could be imminent. Guidance in high alert level encourages New Yorkers to wear a face mask in all public indoor occasions and crowded outdoor occasions. Mayor Eric Adams said Monday that he was not at the point of reinstating a mask mandate, perhaps because countless researched have proven that masks do not help to prevent the spread of CCP virus.

As reported by Bloomberg, alert levels take into account of cases, hospital admissions and the percentage of inpatient beds occupied by CCP virus patients. In early May, the city moved from low to medium alert after surpassing 200 new cases per 100,000 people in seven days. As of May 13, there were 292 new cases. A high alert level is triggered when new hospital admissions over a seven-day period surpass 10 new cases per 100,000 people and the percentage of staffed inpatient beds occupied by CCP virus patients is greater than 10%, according to the guidance from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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New hospital admissions were 9.8 per 100,000 people and increasing as of May 13, while 4.14% of inpatient beds were occupied by CCP virus patients.

City Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan said that he doesn’t expect the current wave to last long if residents follow guidance.

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