NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise in New York.
Cuomo said on Saturday that the state also saw another uptick in its seven-day average for positive test results.
The Democratic governor cautioned that New York is “entering a challenging period of sustained COVID-19 spread” and urged people to take precautions to counter the threat.
New York reported 6,063 positive tests Friday, with a statewide positivity rate of 3.98%; an average positivity rate in microcluster zones of 5.65% and a statewide positivity rate without microcluster zones at 3.45%. There are currently 3,287 total hospitalizations. Another 42 deaths were reported Saturday.
A reported 1,589 of those cases were in New York City. The infection rate seven-day average in the five boroughs is 3.64%.
In New Jersey, 3,924 new positive cases were reported for a state total of 330,275. Another 24 new confirmed deaths Saturday for a state total of 15,136.