As COVID instances rise, officers worry a doable vacation surge – New York Submit

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BOSTON — Officers in Massachusetts are apprehensive a couple of doable surge of COVID-19 throughout the vacation season, after the variety of new instances in a single day reached its highest level since February.
Well being officers reported 3,196 new instances on Thursday. Training officers reported 3,257 new instances amongst public faculty college students and 558 amongst employees members for the week that ended Wednesday, a file excessive for a single week, The Boston Globe reported.
A Boston Medical Heart epidemiologist, Dr. Cassandra Pierre, advised The Globe she’s now extra apprehensive about Thanksgiving celebrations as a result of the rise in instances is coming the week earlier than a nationwide vacation the place individuals historically collect along with their household indoors.
Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration introduced Thursday that each one adults in Massachusetts at the moment are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine booster pictures.
In neighboring Rhode Island, Gov. Dan McKee additionally introduced this week that each one adults within the state could be eligible for a booster, given the excessive transmission fee and the approaching vacation season.
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