FILE - DeMarcus Hicks, a recent graduate of nursing school who is working as a contractor with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, gives a person a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, Dec. 20, 2021, on the first day of a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Federal Way, Wash. U.S. health officials' decision to shorten the recommended COVID-19 isolation and quarantine period from 10 days to five is drawing criticism from some medical experts and could create confusion among many Americans. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

As the COVID-19 Omicron Variant rages on, Mayor Sylvester Turner says it continues to be a threat especially to the city of Houston

In a social media post on Sunday, the mayor said Houston’s latest 14-day average is 38%, which he says is “the highest ever.” 

“It was just 4.3% in early December,” he explained.