New York state reported its highest number of Covid-19 cases in a single day on Friday with 21,027 positive cases, according to available state data.
Prior to this new record, the state reported 19,942 positive cases of Covid-19 on January 14, according to the data.
However, the rate of hospitalizations related to Covid-19 remains relatively low.
On Friday, the state reported 3,839 Covid-19-related hospitalizations, compared with 8,088 Covid-19-related hospitalizations reported on January 14, according to Covid-19 hospital admission data. The peak was in mid-April 2020, the hospitalization rate for Covid-19 in New York neared 19,000.
New York’s Covid-19 data also revealed that Covid-19 positive cases in the state increased by 154% in less than a week.
On Friday, state report 21,027 positive Covid-19 cases, one-and-a-half times the number of positive Covid-19 cases reported on Tuesday – is 8,266 positive Covid-19 cases.
New York Governor Hochul said Thursday in a press release: “We shouldn’t be making light of the winter surge we’re facing, and we should continue to encourage everyone that we are. We know how to vaccinate, get booster shots and wear masks.”
The data was revealed as New York City reported its positivity rate from PCR tests had doubled over a four-day period. The NYC health commissioner’s marginalized cases have tripled in the past month.