Cops Arrive as New Yorkers Scramble to Get COVID-19 Test Kits Amid Case Surge

New Yorkers scrambled to get COVID-19 at-home tests on Friday, December 24, amid a surge of cases in the city.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced free Binax at-home testing kits would be distributed on Friday, with each borough receiving 2,000 for distribution. This video shows people clambering to get testing kits at the Brooklyn location in Flatbush.

Cases in New York have spiked in recent weeks to record highs, driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant. State authorities announced that there had been a total of 44,431 new positive cases of the virus on December 24. Credit: Kenneth Lee via Storyful

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