‘Not over.’ New York continues to see uptick in virus circumstances
In this file photo dated Sept. 28, 2020, two boys ride bicycles on a basketball court in Scarangella Park in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn in New York. As the daily number of new coronavirus cases in New York state continues to rise, one of the state’s hotspots was Brooklyn, New York City, where more than 350 people tested positive on Friday, October 2, 2020. (AP Photo / Kathy Willens, File)
The daily number of new coronavirus cases in New York State continues to grow.
The state reported Saturday that there were more than 1,700 new confirmed cases on Friday, slightly more than the day before – case numbers that have not been seen in New York since May.
Hotspots in the state included Brooklyn, New York, where more than 350 people tested positive, and the Rockland County suburb, where at least 120 new cases have emerged.
New York recorded results of more than 134,000 virus tests on Friday, the most common of which were done in a single day.
“This pandemic is not over yet,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo in a statement. He added, “My message to New Yorkers is, please stay vigilant.”
The hardest hit regions of the state, per capita, were the southern plains area along the Pennsylvania border and the mid-Hudson Valley.
In both areas, the virus was spreading at a rate that, if they were independent states, would be subject to New York City’s rules of quarantining travelers outside of the state.
The quarantine closures that currently apply to states like Illinois, Colorado, and Florida are based on a seven-day moving average with positive cases greater than 10 per 100,000 residents.
In this file photo dated September 28, 2020, a woman and a group of young children are crossing a busy street in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. As the daily number of new coronavirus cases in New York state continues to rise, one of the state’s hotspots was Brooklyn, New York City, where more than 350 people tested positive on Friday, October 2, 2020. (AP Photo / Kathy Willens, File)
The Southern Tier’s average Friday was 17 per 100,000.
A common measure of the spread of the virus – the percentage of tests that came back positive – stayed low at around 1.3%.
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