The latest health data from New York City has shown that there is an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in November.
Based on the data, almost 6,100 people a day are now testing positive for COVID-19 in New York — up 22% from roughly 5,000 for the seven days through Nov. 11.
Health experts said the number is considered as the highest seven-day average since mid-April.
While the COVID case and hospitalization soared it is good to note that more than two-thirds of New Yorkers are now fully vaccinated.
In view of the rising COVID cases, the New York governor warned that a continued uptick in COVID-19 rates could mean New Yorkers will again face more virus protocols in high-risk communities.
Meanwhile, Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat who’s running for governor, in a statement called on Hochul to address the spike.
James on Saturday revealed that based on her data the large swaths of the state — including much of central, western, and Northern New York — are seeing higher hospitalization levels than at this point in 2020.
“It is time to act now to save lives,” James said.
“Anything short of bold action is unacceptable,” James added.