The Indian 'Delta' variant is far and way the dominant coronavirus strain in both New York state and New York City.
Meanwhile, official data from New York City shows the strain is beginning to take its toll there as well, accounting for 72 percent of cases.
The highly transmissible variant is believe to be behind outbreaks in both the state and city as public health experts and local leaders urge people to get vaccinated.
The Delta variant now accounts for 72 percent of new cases in New York City
After enjoying declines for several weeks, New York has been seeing cases in increase over the past month..
The state is averaging 1,049 new cases per day, a 131 percent increase over the 454 cases per day average from two weeks ago, according to data from the CDC.