Covid-19 cases in New York City have declined over the past few days, according to city data, a possible sign that the wave of infections caused by Omicron is peaking in the city, though city officials said more data was needed to determine whether it was too soon.
There has been a 25% reduction in the case count from January 2, when the city saw an average of 40,608 cases for seven days – the highest so far – till January 6, when the cases fell to an average of 30,449 per day.
Hospitalizations have also decreased: on January 3, the seven-day average was 749, which fell by almost 30% to an average of 518 on January 6.
The transmission rate has also declined: on January 2, a seven-day average of 3,409.67 cases per 100,000 people across the city, which then dropped by 25% to 2,556.66 cases per 100,000 people by January 6.
Deaths have remained stable over this time frame, hitting a seven-day average of 51 on January 4 and 5, a recent high, and an average of 50 on January 6.