Kathy Hochul, governor of New York, arrives to speak during a news conference in New York, USA, on Monday, September 30, 2021.
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Governor Kathy Hochul said New York state saw the highest number of new Covid cases in a single day of the entire pandemic, topping just over 21,000 new infections on Thursday.
About 8% of all Covid tests are positive, almost double the rate just a few days ago, according to the report. state health department.
“The winter spike in COVID-19 cases is a reminder that the pandemic is not over yet and that we must take extreme care to keep ourselves and each other safe,” Hochul said in a statement. press release on Friday.
The latest report came out when the US entered the war case increase caused by the Covid delta variant while the newly discovered omicron variant spreads rapidly. Omicron accounts for 13.1% of all Covid cases in the New York and New Jersey area last week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health officials are appealing to individuals vaccination and to get a booster shot as soon as possible. The data shows that people vaccinated with a booster shot are better protected against Covid variants than people who get just one of Johnson & Johnson’s shots or two doses of Moderna and Pfizer’s vaccines and BioNTech.
More than 129,000 doses of the vaccine were administered in New York on Thursday, the state reported.
Covid outbreak has been cancelled live performance in New York this week as Rockette’s “Christmas Spectacular” at Radio City Music Hall and “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” on Broadway.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/17/new-york-state-reports-highest-number-of-daily-covid-cases-of-entire-pandemic-at-more-than-21000.html New York State reports highest daily number of Covid cases in entire pandemic at more than 21,000