New York brings back mask mandate as cases spike


Since then, the variant has been located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

More than half of the identified variant cases were in people age 18-39. Seventy-nine percent of those infected had been vaccinated prior to two weeks before testing positive for the variant. Despite low hospitalization and no deaths so far, the CDC is urging vaccination, mask-wearing and distancing to prevent spread