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COVID cases in NYC spiked sharply after Thanksgiving; health officials warn it could happen again post-Christmas without safety precautions

COVID cases in NYC spiked sharply after Thanksgiving; health officials warn it could happen again post-Christmas without safety precautions
Health experts warned against travel, large gatherings and flouting face-mask guidelines during the Thanksgiving holiday — and new data shared with the Daily News shows COVID-19 took a toll on New Yorkers who ignored that advice.

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, health experts had warned against travel, large gatherings and flouting face-mask guidelines during the holiday — and new data shared with the Daily News shows COVID-19 took a toll on New Yorkers who ignored that advice.In light of the new data, city officials are urging New Yorkers not to make the same mistake this Christmas and New Year’s.“This holiday season, we are asking New Yorkers to bring in the New Year safely,” said city Health Commissioner Dr.(Spencer Platt/Getty Images) There were 127 deaths in the Empire State on Saturday, and more than 6,000 New Yorkers hospitalized statewide with the deadly virus, Gov.

In a pair of addresses at churches in Jamaica, Queens, he urged Black New Yorkers to get the vaccine as it becomes available.Health officials believe a second spike in cases noted on Dec.

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