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Hochul Warns of January COVID Rise in New York as Case Count Rises

Hochul Warns of January COVID Rise in New York as Case Count Rises.

PLATTSBURGH, NY – COVID cases have already risen time and again in New York and now Governor Kathy Hochul is warning of a January spike in COVID-19 infections as hospitalizations from the virus continue to rise.

Hochul says more than 67,000 people tested positive for COVID-19 statewide on Tuesday. About 6,700 were hospitalized with the virus. That’s more than double the number in hospitals a month ago when the highly contagious omicron variant first emerged as a worrisome variant.

He urged New Yorkers to keep New Year celebrations small to prevent the further spread of the virus.

“We are using every tool at our disposal to overcome this winter surge and protect New Yorkers,” he said Wednesday.

New COVID-19 cases across the country have risen to their highest level on record at more than 265,000 per day.

New York has seen a number of daily case records that have been broken in recent weeks.

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