New York state reports highest number of daily Covid cases of entire pandemic at more than 21,000December 17, 2021
- New York saw the highest number of new Covid cases in one day out of the entire pandemic, Governor Kathy Hochul announced Friday.
- The state recorded 21,027 positive Covid tests on Thursday, about 8% of total reported test results.
New York state saw its highest number of new Covid cases in a single day of the entire pandemic, topping just over 21,000 new infections on Thursday, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced.
About 8% of total all Covid tests were positive, almost double the rate of just a few days ago, according to the state health department.
"The winter surge in COVID-19 cases is a reminder that the pandemic is not over yet and we must take extra care to keep ourselves and each other safe," Hochul said in a press release Friday.
The latest data comes as the U.S. battles surging cases caused by the Covid delta variant while the newly discovered omicron variant spreads rapidly. Omicron comprised 13.1% of all Covid cases in the New York and New Jersey region last week, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
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