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Omicron surge shows signs of peaking on LI, but test result delays linger

Omicron surge shows signs of peaking on LI, but test result delays linger
The omicron surge showed further signs of hitting a peak on Long Island on Thursday, though there were widespread reported delays in getting results for COVID-19 PCR tests and the statewide daily deat

i pShare Tweet Email The omicron surge showed further signs of hitting a peak on Long Island on Thursday, though there were widespread reported delays in getting results for COVID-19 PCR tests and the statewide daily death toll reached its highest level in nearly a year.Still, there were optimistic signs when it came to the seven-day positivity levels on Long Island and across the state.The COVID-19 positivity level on Long Island and in New York State dropped for the seventh day in a row, indicating the omicron surge may be peaking." The New York State Department of Health said Thursday that the average turnaround time for test results in the state is three days, though it is higher on Long Island.

The state did not say why turnaround times are especially slow on Long Island.With positivity levels currently so high on Long Island, if you test positive with a rapid test it means you probably have the virus and you should move into isolation, she said.

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