Gov. Cuomo: New York’s COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, looking ahead to ‘Winter Phase’


ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a press conference Sunday to update New Yorkers on the state’s pandemic response efforts.

He began by noting that if you look at New York State’s COVID-19 numbers they’re increasing, relative to New York State’s previous numbers.

“It’s nice that we’re doing better in a national and global context, but it’s irrelevant to one extent because we have to deal with the issues that we have here in New York relative to New York,” Gov. Cuomo said.

The governor projects that coronavirus numbers in New York will increase through the holiday season, which he has dubbed the “winter phase.” The governor went on to say he and his team have been consulting with health officials and local governments to begin a roadmap for this next phase.

He says we can expect an announcement with details about the “winter phase” this week.

The state announced that the positive testing rate in “all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy” is at 5.83%.

In the 30 focus areas across NYS, they’re reporting 39,323 test results were conducted on November 28 and yielded 2,294 positive COVID-19 cases.

Sunday’s data update:

  • Patient Hospitalization: 3,372 (+85)
  • Patients Newly Admitted: 487
  • Hospital Counties: 54
  • Number ICU: 667 (+13)
  • Number ICU with Intubation: 326 (-5)
  • Total Discharges: 85,287 (+349)
  • Deaths: 55
  • Total Deaths: 26,690

“Everyone needs to stay vigilant: wear your mask, wash your hands, maintain social distance, and above all stay New York Tough,” Gov. Cuomo said.

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