New Jersey sets record for highest daily number of cases; New York’s positivity rate soars over 6% – CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – News of the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine couldn’t come at a better time as coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket in the tri-state region.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday that hospitalizations stood at more than 5,300.

More than 11,000 new cases and 95 additional deaths were reported on Friday.

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In New York, there are over 2,500 new cases. The seven-day positivity rate in the city is now over 6%.

Restaurants in the city are hoping to cash in this weekend as they prepare to close indoor restaurants starting Monday.

Outdoor dining, take-out and delivery will still be permitted.

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New Jersey, meanwhile, reported another record high in the coronavirus pandemic.

Governor Phil Murphy has announced more than 6,200 new positive cases. This is the highest daily tally since the start of the pandemic.

The state also reported 71 more deaths.

Currently, more than 3,500 people are in New Jersey hospitals due to COVID.

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