The head of the New York council revealed on Friday that she had tested positive for COVID after developing cold-like symptoms.
Adrienne Adams asked New Yorkers to remain conscious of coronavirus risks as the exceptionally contagious BA.2 omicron subvariant circulates the state.
“I am generally feeling okay, which I attribute to being fully vaccinated,” Adams, 61, said.
“It is important to remember that we are still in a pandemic,” Adams added.
Based on the latest health data, COVID cases are much lower in New York than they were early in the winter, but they have climbed recently in some corners of the state, including central New York and Manhattan.
“While we are thankfully in a different place than at the worst of this pandemic, it is important to continue taking the necessary steps to protect ourselves and each other,” she said.
“The research and real-world evidence show that vaccinations provide important protection against serious illness,” she added.