Officials Say COVID-19 Spread Slowing Statewide But Concerns Remain


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The spread of COVID-19 is finally slowing statewide, but officials say the worst of the health crisis may not be over yet.

Cases surged as expected after the holidays as families gathered to celebrate, but the number of new infections is starting to level off. However, experts say the threat of new variants of the virus from the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil means people need to remain alert and take the proper precautions. There have already been several cases of the UK variant discovered in New York.