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New York State Reports Rapid Rise in Covid Hospitalizations

Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York said coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have surged sharply across the state, with the number of deaths reported in a single day rising above 100 for the first time since last March.

We’re not in a good place — I’m going to be really honest with you. This is the winter surge we predicted. We know that particularly after families gathered Dec. 25 over that weekend, another weekend holiday we just completed with New Year’s, there’s a lot of human interaction and what happens when humans gather, they spread the virus and we fully anticipate on top of the surge that’s already been ongoing, that there’s going to be another wave that’s occurring as a result of these holidays. Right now, we can say with certainty that the cases are not presenting themselves as severely as they could have or we had feared. So that is the silver lining, if you will. And what we’re looking at, hospitalizations continue to rise. That is a trend that is, again, troubling. We are looking at the percentages of each region, how many cases, as well as how many hospitalizations. This is not that wave we saw last year. It kind of kept going up and up. This is straight up, and love to see it come straight down. We just don’t have a time on that, but we’re doing all we can. And again, we have much — we have many more defenses this time. So unfortunately, this is the sad part of what we say is that 103 people are no longer with us, people that started out the holiday weekend with their families that have passed over the weekend. And it’s just so sad to think about the pain and anguish that they’re going through because of this.

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New York State Reports Rapid Rise in Covid Hospitalizations

By Reuters January 3, 2022

Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York said coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have surged sharply across the state, with the number of deaths reported in a single day rising above 100 for the first time since last March.

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