May 10, 2022, 11:19amUpdated 26m ago
By: News 12 Staff
Health officials are issuing a new warning this morning as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the state and on Long Island.
Health officials say the spike is being driven by a highly contagious new subvariant.
For the first time since January, New York has reported over 10,000 cases of COVID-19.
On Long Island, the seven-day average of cases is at 9.84%.
However, some residents tell News 12 there’s not much that can be done about it.
“I think people need to get out and just live their lives, it’s going to be here forever. You are not going to be able to do anything about it,” says Larry Wolff, Bay Shore.
Doctors say the best way to protect yourself is to get vaccinated and boosted.