In New York, COVID-19 cases double in one month


English arts teacher Frank Esposito underwent a COVID-19 nasal swab test at West Brooklyn Community High School on Thursday. Photo: Kathy Willens / AP

Just under 50,000 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in October, about double the number of people who contracted the virus in September, according to state statistics.The increase mirrored that which occurred in the United States and other countries this fall, as people relaxed their guard against the disease and returned to schools, stores, restaurants and other activities. interior.

Governor Andrew Cuomo noted that the rise in New York has been slower than in some other states. But he warned that there were “danger signs all around us.”

“All I can do is warn New Yorkers and ask them to remember what has worked for us, and what has worked for us is discipline and [being] clever; that’s what has worked for us, and we have to keep going because these are dangerous and dangerous times, ā€¯Cuomo said.

During the last seven days of October, an average of around 2,040 people per day tested positive for the virus in the state, compared to around 680 people per day in the last seven days of August.

In early October, the state attempted to limit the spread of the virus by limiting public gatherings and ordering businesses and schools to close in a small number of virus hotspots. Since then, the average number of New Yorkers testing positive each day has increased by more than 50 percent, as has the number of people hospitalized with the virus.


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