Despite being fully vaccinated and recipient of a booster shot, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has tested positive for COVID-19.
Williams is among the new soaring cases of COVID in the Big Apple this week.
In a statement, Williams who is reportedly running for NY governor next year said his symptoms are mild, and is currently in quarantine at home.
“I have mild symptoms and am quarantining at home away from my pregnant wife, who has tested negative,” Williams said.
In the wake of rising COVID cases, Williams called on the government to switch to remote work “wherever possible”.
Sources said the city is averaging more than 3,700 new cases a day in the past week and has an average positivity rate of over 3 percent.
The data also shows that deaths have remained stable, with an average of nine a day.
Williams also called on state officials to follow the city’s lead by providing private households with COVID-19 testing kits.
Moreover, it was learned that Mayor de Blasio on Thursday announced the city plans to distribute 500,000 rapid at-home testing kits as part of a six-part plan to combat the latest wave of infections.