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NY COVID-19 tracker: New York surpasses 4,000 current hospitalizations

Jon Campbell
New York State Team

ALBANY – COVID-19 has been on the rise in New York, with some areas of the state getting hit harder now than during the first wave of the pandemic in March and April. 

On Thursday, New York reported 9,855 new coronavirus cases from the previous day, pushing the state's total past 670,000 confirmed cases since the start of March.

It's the latest in a string of steadily increasing infections across the state.

The increase is part of a large national surge in COVID-19 cases, with most states faring far worse than New York right now. But that's likely of little comfort to western New York, central New York and the Finger Lakes, where coronavirus hospitalizations are at or near all-time highs. 

Here are the state's latest daily COVID-19 numbers from Wednesday, as reported by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office Thursday:

  • 203,440 tests reported (Up from 193,551 the prior day.)
  • 9,855 tests were positive (Up from 8,973 the prior day.) 
  • 4.84% test positivity rate (Up from 4.63% the prior day.)
  • 4,063 current hospitalizations (Increase of 169 from the prior day.)
  • 61 confirmed deaths (Down from 69 the prior day.) 

Note: Weekend test reporting tends to lag behind weekdays. 

Jon Campbell is a New York state government reporter for the USA TODAY Network. He can be reached at JCAMPBELL1@Gannett.com or on Twitter at @JonCampbellGAN.

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