New York simply had its highest price of constructive COVID-19 assessments since Might, Gov. Andrew Cuomo mentioned Sunday.
Cuomo — who has mentioned the positive-test-rate determine is probably the most correct when it comes to predicting worrisome potential spikes — mentioned the state’s proportion Saturday was 4.27, up from 3.9 the day earlier than.
The state final hit 4.2 % on Might 20, according to its Web site. It went over 4.2 % on Might 18.
“This can be a new section for COVID. You need to name it the winter section. You need to name it the vacation section. You need to name it the surge upon surge section,” Cuomo advised reporters on a convention name. “That’s the place we’re.”
He mentioned the latest uptick in instances continues to be a part of the virus’s “first wave.
“In case you take a look at New York versus different states, New York is doing very, very properly,” the governor mentioned. “In case you take a look at New York relative to solely New York, you see the numbers going up. Not as quick as in different states, however the numbers are going up.”
Cuomo mentioned 55 individuals have been reported to have died from COVID-19 on Saturday, whereas hospitalizations and ICU sufferers rose barely.
He mentioned the state could be revealing its “winter plan,” or “next-phase plan,” to maintain the virus in test beginning Monday.
By way of New York Metropolis, its newest rolling seven-day common of day by day constructive assessments was 3.9 %, Mayor Invoice de Blasio mentioned Sunday.