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2 Mar 2022

U. S. COVID Cases Revert to Pre-Omicron Levels as New York Suspends Mask Mandate for Students

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In the U. S., COVID-19 cases have returned to levels before the highly infectious Omicron variant arrived in November, which surged hopes of lowering hospitalization and mortality rates among the population.

The country sees an average of approximately 53,000 cases on a daily basis, which is 62% lower than it was two weeks ago.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a revised set of COVID-19 protocol on mask mandates, with the focus shifting to coronavirus cases in hospitals.

According to the Associated Press, New York’s Governor Kathy Hochul announced the suspension of the state-wide mask mandate for school students which will come into effect on Wednesday.

The CDC, while easing restrictions in areas with low COVID-19 cases, still urged people living in high transmission regions of the country to wear masks and follow the appropriate health measures to check the spread of the virus.

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