NBC New York: New NY Breakthrough Data Show Omicron’s Stunning December Impact as Viral Growth Rates Appear to Slow

NBC New York: New NY Breakthrough Data Show Omicron’s Stunning December Impact as Viral Growth Rates Appear to Slow. “Newly released data on New York breakthrough infections highlights in stark reality the viral force that crippled workforces for virtually every key industry last month, while COVID rates in the one-time epicenter show potential signs of improvement. Fueled by the more vaccine-resistant omicron variant, the daily rate of new COVID infections per 100,000 fully vaccinated New Yorkers grew by more than seven-fold over the course of December, from 29.8 new cases per 100,000 inoculated residents the first week of the month to 223.3 the final week, state data shows.”

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