Syracuse, N.Y. - People in Central New York need to mask back up.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending masks in several counties in Upstate New York because of high Covid-19 levels.
There are just 14 counties nationwide that are at a high risk, and 10 of them are in New York state. Onondaga, Oswego and Cayuga are among those considered high risk by the CDC.
Earlier this week it was announced that the increase in COVID case is due to a new strain, the first in the U.S. called BA.2.12 and the related BA.2.12.1, which have begun to spread to other regions in the state.
Theses are the 10 counties in New York that are at high risk:
- Broome County
- Cayuga County
- Jefferson County
- Lewis County
- Onondaga County
- Oswego County
- Seneca County
- St. Lawrence County
- Tioga County
- Wayne County