New York.- New York State registered 90,132 cases of covid-19 this Friday, a new record since the start of the pandemic, while hospitalizations and deaths continue to increase amid the explosion of infections generated by the omicron variant, according to official data released today.
After reaching an all-time high on January 1, the contagions They had been lowered slightly in recent days, but are clearly increasing again now.
With the figures reported this Saturday, the state accumulates more than four million cases of coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, out of a population of just under 20 million, which was among the worst hit in U.S at the beginning of the crisis and that it is again now with omicron.
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On the last day, more than 21% of tests conducted in the state were positive, which indicates that the actual infections are well above the confirmed number.
What’s more, New York reported 295 new hospitalizations, up to a total of 11,843, and 154 new deaths, a very high figure compared to the situation in recent months.
This Saturday, the authorities reported that dozens of hospitals in the north of the state will have to temporarily suspend non-urgent operations due to the saturation they are currently experiencing.
“There is an answer to this winter high and it is simple: the vaccine and the booster dose,” said New York Governor Kathy Hochul, announcing the new data.
In a statement, Hochul stressed that the rate of vaccinated children is still too low in the state and encouraged all parents to vaccinate their children if they can.
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Total, U.S recorded more than 900,000 new cases and 2,615 deaths on Friday, according to the most recent data from Johns Hopkins University.
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