State of emergency declared in New York due to increase in coronavirus infections

State of emergency declared in New York due to increase in coronavirus infections

New York State Governor Kathy Hokul on Friday declared a state of emergency in the state until Jan. 15, 2022, due to an increase in coronavirus infections.

“As New York State is now experiencing the spread of COVID-19 at a rate not seen in the state since April 2020, as the number of hospitalizations with COVID-19 has increased to more than 300 per day in the last month, I am declaring a state of emergency throughout New York State until January 15, 2022,” the executive order reads.

Earlier, CNN, citing data from Johns Hopkins University, reported that overall, the number of COVID-19 infections in the U.S. began rising again, increasing by 16% over the past week to about 92,000 per day.

The increase in cases, has also led to a rise in hospitalizations and deaths for covid cases. According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, more than 48.1 million cases of the coronavirus have been identified in the United States since the beginning of the epidemic, and 776,349 people have died. For both indicators, the country ranks first in the world.

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