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New York’s COVID-19 hospitalizations rise by 23% in a week

The number of daily COVID-19 deaths in New York has spiked to the highest levels since May and the state’s hospitalizations have surged 23 percent in the past week alone. 

There were 128 deaths reported on Monday across New York, the latest state data shows.

It is the highest daily death toll since May 16 when 132 fatalities were reported at the end of the initial peak of the coronavirus pandemic.  

The current seven-day rolling average for deaths in New York is now at 98, which is still well below the peak 763 average fatalities reported back in April.

Meanwhile, hospitalizations have surged 23 percent in the last week with 5,982 patients currently being treated for COVID-19 across the state. 

There were 128 deaths reported on Monday across New York, the latest state data shows. It is the highest daily death toll since May 16 when 132 fatalities were reported at the end of the initial peak of the coronavirus pandemic

Hospitalizations have surged 23 percent in the last week with 5,982 patients currently being treated for COVID-19 across the state

Hospitalizations have surged 23 percent in the last week with 5,982 patients currently being treated for COVID-19 across the state

There are now 1,065 patients being treated in intensive care – a 17 percent increase from a week earlier.  

The state’s hospitalizations have increased fivefold since the beginning of November but still remain below April’s peak of 18,800 patients. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state may be headed for a second lockdown, like the one seen in the spring, if the trajectory of hospitalizations, cases and deaths doesn't change

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state may be headed for a second lockdown, like the one seen in the spring, if the trajectory of hospitalizations, cases and deaths doesn’t change

In the past week, more than 42,700 New Yorkers have been hospitalized with coronavirus across the state. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning that hospitals in parts of the state could become overwhelmed by January based on the current ‘unsustainable trajectory’.

He has threatened to close all nonessential businesses in regions where hospitalizations reach 90 percent.

He warned that some regions in the state could hit that threshold in the next three weeks if current trends continue.  

Currently, 77 percent of hospital beds are full in New York state and 67 percent of ICU beds are occupied. 

New York City’s hospital beds are now 80 percent full. 

Cuomo said the state may be headed for a second lockdown, like the one seen in the spring, if the trajectory of hospitalizations, cases and deaths doesn’t change. 

The state’s positivity rate is just over 5 percent based on the seven-day average. Of the 194,188 tests carried out on Monday, 10,353 were positive.  

Currently, 77 percent of hospital beds are full in New York state and 67 percent of ICU beds are occupied. New York City's hospital beds are now 80 percent full

Currently, 77 percent of hospital beds are full in New York state and 67 percent of ICU beds are occupied. New York City’s hospital beds are now 80 percent full

There were more than 10,000 news cases reported statewide on Monday, bringing the total number of infections to 794,000 in New York

There were more than 10,000 news cases reported statewide on Monday, bringing the total number of infections to 794,000 in New York

In New York City, the average test positivity rate is 5.7 percent. 

There were 2,785 new cases on Tuesday and 195 new hospitalizations. 

Across the state, excluding New York City, there is currently an average of 60 new cases per 100,000 over the past seven days, CDC data shows.

In NYC, there has been an average of 42 cases per 100,000 in the last week.

‘If we don’t change the trajectory, we’re going to go to shutdown and then your business is going to close,’ Cuomo said.

‘All nonessential businesses close. They go to zero. 

‘Worry about that. Because that is a real worry. Deaths are a worry and shutdown of the economy are the real worries. And they are viable worries. 

‘This is not an over-anxious personality. This is not far-fetched. This is something to really worry about.’  

It comes as Mayor Bill de Blasio predicted on Tuesday that New York City could be shutdown after Christmas to battle the current surge. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning that hospitals in parts of the state could become overwhelmed by January based on the current 'unsustainable trajectory'. Pictured is a patient arriving at Tisch Hospital in New York last month

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning that hospitals in parts of the state could become overwhelmed by January based on the current ‘unsustainable trajectory’. Pictured is a patient arriving at Tisch Hospital in New York last month

In New York City, the current average test positivity rate is 5.7 percent, which is above the 5 percent threshold health officials want to be under

In New York City, the current average test positivity rate is 5.7 percent, which is above the 5 percent threshold health officials want to be under

There were 195 new hospitalizations in New York City yesterday. New York City's hospital beds are now 80 percent full, state data shows

There were 195 new hospitalizations in New York City yesterday. New York City’s hospital beds are now 80 percent full, state data shows

‘Something that resembles the pause we were in the spring. I think it will be overwhelmingly what we saw then, there may be some adjustments. Essential work only,’ he said during his daily press briefing.  

‘If we implement that, my nomination would be right after Christmas. 

‘If we implement that with some good luck and hard work and with the vaccine starting to help us we could be out of that in a few weeks. That’s an example of what I could think could help us a lot.’ 

De Blasio does not have the power to enforce any restrictions aside from closing public schools. Any shutdowns across the city would have to be ordered by the state.  

The latest figures for New York City show the number of new COVID-19 cases rose by 2,813 based on the seven-day rolling average. 

There were 160 patients hospitalized and the hospitalizations rate is now 2.89 per 100,000, according to the latest data.   

The citywide positivity rate for COVID-19 is now at 5.51 percent.  

Contact tracing data released by Cuomo’s office last week shows that private household gatherings account for nearly 74 percent of infections in the state.

Restaurants and bars, which were forced to stop indoor dining on Monday, account for 1.4 percent of known cases.


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