Coronavirus Update: The number of daily infections in New York State exceeds 1,000 for the first time since May
New York State has reported more than 1,000 new Covid-19 cases in a single day for the first time since mid-May, due to the increase in the number of cases caused by the slowdown in vaccination rates, the spread of Delta variants and the relaxation of social measures.
Officials have reported 1,156 new positive cases, with a positive rate of 1.39% and a 7-day average rate of 1.19%.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo admitted that the fight against Covid-19 is far from over.
“As we continue to fight the Covid-19 virus across the state, our top priority is to continue to bring the vaccine to every community here as quickly as possible,” he said.
A member of the New York City Council called on the authorities to re-implement the regulations on wearing masks in indoor public places.
“We need to reverse this trend,” said Mark Levine, chairman of the committee’s health committee.
He said the use of indoor masks is declining, for example in deli shops, shops, subways and movie theaters. “It’s time to update the regulations on indoor masks, including those who have been vaccinated.”
Earlier, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that as the delta virus spreads in New York City, there are no plans to re-implement the mask wearing regulations in New York City.
This strain accounted for more than 40% of samples tested in New York City last week, up from 26% the week before and 10% a month ago.
This week, Los Angeles renewed the mandatory requirement to wear masks indoors—regardless of vaccination status—San Francisco and Las Vegas have issued masks recommendations because cases caused by the Delta variant continue to increase.
“New York City needs to take action now to slow the development of Delta Air Lines,” Levine said.
“Because in other places where vaccination rates are comparable to ours, the number of hospitalizations has started to rise-most of them [the] Not vaccinated-a few weeks after the increase in cases, such as in San Francisco,” he added.