- Alarming record of COVID-19 cases in New York
- The Big Apple is in record numbers of coronavirus infections
- The state, which in the early stages was the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, had maintained very low infection levels compared to the rest of the country.
The number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in New York state and is already at levels not seen since last April, authorities announced this Friday.
New York, which was initially the great epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, had managed to maintain very low numbers of infections for months compared to the rest of the country.
According to Efe, although the figures are still low compared to other areas, in recent weeks infections have started to accelerate.
This triggered the concern of the authorities, who have taken measures such as the closure of public schools in the Big Apple.
This Friday, the state notified 8,176 new cases registered the previous day, out of a total of 219,442 tests carried out, a new record, which places the positivity rate at 3.72%.
Slightly more than 3,100 people are hospitalized and, of them, 636 in intensive care units, while throughout Thursday 39 people died from coronavirus.
Message from the Governor of New York
“We are seeing an increase in the numbers in the country and within our own state. It started with the fall and it will continue and surely get worse in the winter, ”he said in a release New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. According to Cuomo, in this day and age it is more important than ever for citizens to take precautions and wear masks.
Andrew Cuomo previously warned of the implications of past Thanksgiving on the number of COVID-19 cases.