New York state reported about 6,000 cases Saturday. As reported by Governor Andrew Cuomo, 5,972 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, or 2.87% of the tests. It also said that 2,433 were hospitalized in the state for the disease and 34 lost their lives.
“While we continue to see an increase in COVID-19 cases worldwide, our data-driven contagion risk zones strategy, focused on a robust testing program, has helped New York maintain one of the rates lowest infection rates in the country, “said the governor on Saturday.” However, we are not totally immune to the problems we see elsewhere, and we are entering a very dangerous period due to the cold and seasonal holidays, ” added.
“I understand the desire to be with loved ones and celebrate the holidays, but truly loving someone in 2020, unfortunately, means they may not be able to be together physically. Time and time again, New Yorkers have shown their toughness to support themselves. themselves, their families, and their communities safe, and we must continue to do so, as difficult as it may be. By making these tough decisions and practicing the safe behaviors that we know help stop the spread, we will overcome it as a unified, loving state. “.
The Governor noted that the positive test rate in all low focus areas of the state is 4.34%, and outside the focus zone areas is 2.49%. Within the focus areas, 1,839 positive cases were reported. In the rest of the state, excluding these focus areas, 4,133 positive cases were reported.
In New York City there is a margin of positivity of 7 days of 2.54%, for the city to become part of the orange zone, as it had been named, it has to have a margin of 3% for 10 days.
The data comes after new measures have been implemented in the State such as the closure of the service inside the bars and restaurants and places authorized by the State Liquor Authority at 10:00 pm every night. After that time, only curbside food pickup will be allowed. Also, gyms must close at 10:00 pm and house parties or private residential gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people.
For its part, in New Jersey, 4,679 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Saturday, leading to a total of 302,039 cases so far. In addition, 34 more people lost their lives, leading to a total of 14,934 deaths so far. This was announced by Governor Phil Murphy on Saturday.
“The numbers speak for themselves. Please take this seriously. Wear a mask, respect physical detachment, and avoid large gatherings, ”Murphy said.
The number of cases Murphy reported increased by more than 1,000 in just one day, after 3,635 were reported on Friday. The alarming increase in cases, which the governor has already described as a possible second wave, has generated restrictions in the state. Among the restrictions are indoor meetings are limited to a maximum of 10 people and outdoor meetings are limited to a maximum of 150 people. Also, indoor food services are not allowed between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am each day in restaurants, nightclubs, bars and reserved lounges. However, the service abroad, the addresses and the food collection can continue after 10:00 pm.