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On Wednesday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul called on New Yorkers to take advantage of booster shots and tests during the spring holiday season.

Hochul appealed as the COVID-19 cases continue to rise in NY.

“As we approach the spring holidays of Easter and Passover, it’s important we all do what we can to protect our families,” Hochul said in a statement.

“Make sure everyone in your family who’s eligible is vaccinated and boosted. If you’re attending family gatherings or traveling, take a test before and after,” Hochul added.

According to reports, the pandemic is hardly pounding New York as it was when the omicron variant roared through the state in the final weeks of 2021 and the first weeks of this year.

Sources said recently that New York had seen an uptick in positive cases, powered by the fast-spreading BA.2 omicron subvariant. The state is emerging as one of the nation’s relative COVID hotspots.

Meanwhile, it was learned that the statewide seven-day case rate has climbed by 25% over the last week.

The latest health data from Hochul’s office also stated that case counts are rising across the state, from Manhattan to the Mohawk Valley to Western New York.

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