“All global experts say the same thing: There are phases of this virus, and as the stages change, your plan should change. We are seeing an increase with the numbers across the country and within our state. It’s going to decline. Started with, and Cuomo said, “It continues and will probably worsen in the winter.” “As we go through the holidays and the winter months, it is up to New Yorkers to wear their masks, wash their hands, big and small. It is more necessary than ever to avoid celebrations and stay a New York tuff. “
The statewide positivity rate was 3.72% and reported a total of 219,442.
Cuomo said the positive test rate in the state’s micro-cluster focus zone areas was 5.69%, while in areas outside those areas it was 3.13%.
Authorities are also closely monitoring the hospital’s numbers.
The state reported 471 new COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in New York hospitals, bringing the statewide total to 3,103.
Additionally, 39 new deaths related to coronaviruses were reported.
On Thursday, Cuomo said officials were working on a winter plan for coronoviruses that would connect the matrix to how the state designs the virus’s hot zones.
Cuomo said states will continue to build homes on small geographic areas where the virus is a particular problem to avoid statewide ban, considering factors such as hospitalization rates and availability of ICU beds.
“We are going to stay with the micro-cluster approach because it targets proliferation, minimizes economic impact and emphasizes individual and community accountability,” the governor said. “It’s working very well, and all experts think it’s cutting-edge.”
Cuomo stressed that New York is doing “phenomenally well” compared to the rest of the country.
Democrats said New York’s winter plan would look at evaluating a safe positivity rate, as well as ways to keep schools open by determining the level of testing required in the winter months. The Winter Plan will also explain how vaccines will be distributed as soon as they become available.
A 5-4 Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday barred the state from imposing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas that were labeled as virus hot zones. The High Court sided with religious organizations in the state that said attendance for worshipers was limited, while other businesses in state-designated red areas could remain open without capacity limitations.
Cuomo said the ruling was “irrelevant to any practical effect” since the red zone restrictions have been lifted, and that it was “more disappointing of the Supreme Court than anything else”.
He said, “Why is a case ruled that was done in the same case several months ago. You are a different court. And I think the statement the court made is different.”
Bishop Nicholas DiMergio of the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn cited the ruling as saying that borders “really don’t mean anything when you look at the amount of space in our churches.”
“Our diocese has been very strict in enforcing rules that protect people,” DiMarzio told reporters. “By no means do we want people sick in our churches.”
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
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