NY hospitals boss says COVID Omicron surge ISN’T straining his facilities as 2,700 NYPD officers – 8% of the force – call in sick and ‘overwhelmed’ urgent care clinic CityMD CLOSES 13 of its testing sites

The president of one of New York’s largest hospital systems has said that the Omicron surge is not straining his facilities, as Bill de Blasio revealed just 2.1 COVID patients per 100,000 are currently hospitalized across New York City.

‘We’re doing very, very well, very manageable. There’s no crisis,’ Michael Dowling, the CEO of Northwell Health, told CNN’s John Berman on Tuesday. Hours later, NY State Governor Kathy Hochul announced.

He noted that there are now 460 patients in its 23 hospitals, which is less than 10 percent of its overall capacity. But at the same time last year, during COVID’s second wave, the hospital system saw nearly 1,000 cases. And during the first wave, it had 3,500 patients suffering severe side effects from the virus.

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