ALBANY – New York’s COVID-19 positivity rate continues to rise as the virus’ spread stubbornly persists across the state and the nation, jumping from a mere 0.4% a month ago to 2.2% on Sunday.
It’s meant that COVID cases in New York, still relatively small compared to last winter, are heading in the wrong direction as health officials raise growing concerns that coronavirus is far from being eradicated.
In New York, new COVID cases leaped 51% in the week ending Sunday, rising to 9,352 cases.
In fact, New York had nearly 2,000 new COVID cases on Sunday for the first time since mid-May, state records show, in part as the Delta variant continues to grow.
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