NEW YORK — The delta variant is now the dominant COVID-19 strain in New York City.
Data shows the highly transmissible variant accounts for 83% of all sampled positive cases.
This means the city is now considered a "high transmission" area according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
The CDC recommends COVID-19 hot spots take precautionary measures, such as an indoor mask guidance.
Vaccinations have seen a 40% increase this past week.
City officials have also announced several measures to deal with the rise in cases including a rule that requires proof of vaccination from employees and those entering indoor restaurants, gyms and performances starting mid-September.