More than 5,000 new coronavirus cases reported in New York, mayor says

A person gets tested for Covid-19 at a mobile testing site in Times Square on December 17 in New York City. (Yuki Iwamura / AP)

New York state reported its highest single-day Covid-19 case count on Friday with 21,027 positive cases, according to available state data.

Before this new record, the state had reported 19,942 positive cases for Covid-19 as of January 14, according to the data.

However, hospitalizations related to Covid-19 remain relatively low.

The state reported 3,839 Covid-19-related hospitalizations on Friday, compared to the 8,088 Covid-19-related hospitalizations reported on January 14, according to Covid-19 hospitalization data. At its peak in mid-April 2020, New York’s hospitalization rate for Covid-19 nearly hit 19,000.

New York Covid-19 data also revealed that positive Covid-19 cases in the state jumped 154% in less than a week.

The state reported 21,027 positive Covid-19 cases on Friday, one and a half times the number of positive Covid-19 cases reported on Tuesday – which was 8,266 positive Covid-19 cases.

“We must not take the winter wave we face lightly, and we must continue to encourage everyone we know to get vaccinated, to receive the booster and to wear a mask,” the governor said on Thursday. of New York Hochul in a press release.

The data revelations come as New York City reported that its PCR test positivity rate doubled over a four-day period. The cases of the New York health commissioner have tripled in the past month.

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