NYC reports 201 new coronavirus hospitalizations

NEW YORK – Nearly 2,900 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the city in the past 24 hours, and a further 201 people have been admitted to hospitals.

The mayor’s office said on Thursday that 2,890 new cases of COVID-19 were registered in the city the day before.

The average seven-day positivity rate for New York City is 6.29%, slightly above the previous day.

Across the state, 12,568 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in 226,296 tests.

The state’s positivity index is 5.55%.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state now stand at 6,928. 1,600 patients are now in the ICU, 621 of whom are intubated, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office. During the spring, hospitalizations in the state of New York reached a peak of around 18,000 people.

One hundred twenty-nine people in the state of New York have died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The number of confirmed deaths in the state is 29,149.


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