NY COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations Continue on the Rise as Deaths Reach New Recent High
Daily Coronavirus related hospitalizations in New York State have continued to rise as COVID-19 deaths reach a new recent high of 197.
Since we’ve been tracking the rise in COVID-19 cases for NY since the third week of September, hospitalizations have risen way past 8,500 in a single day. Unlike previous weeks, since the month of December its rise has not been as continuous – with occasional days seeing fewer hospitalizations than the day(s) prior.
Deaths on the other hand reached a high of 197 for January 6.
“The holiday COVID hangover is here which is problematic enough, but with the introduction of the U.K. strain and the federal government’s refusal to help contain it with common-sense testing requirements for international travelers, our work has become that much more complicated,” Governor Cuomo said. “Despite this new challenge, New York is staying tough, and working with the health care community to ensure hospitals do not become overwhelmed. With those efforts ongoing, it’s as important as ever that we collectively stay smart and commit ourselves to taking the steps necessary for stopping the spread.”
The following charts respectively illustrate the daily numbers of COVID-19 related hospitalizations and deaths.