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NYC Covid Data Suggest Peak Is Yet to Come, Health Chief Says

Pedestrians walk past a Covid-19 testing station in New York.

Pedestrians walk past a Covid-19 testing station in New York.

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New York City Health Commissioner Dave Chokshi said the Covid data suggests the city hasn’t yet hit a peak in the omicron-fueled spike of coronavirus cases in recent weeks. 

Cases and hospitalizations are still increasing and “I expect that will continue in the near term, meaning the next days to weeks,” Chokshi said in a Covid briefing on Wednesday.