Bloomberg News reports:
New York state reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases for the first time since early June. The state confirmed 1,005 additional positive cases, or 1% of those tested yesterday, bringing the total to 454,760. Hospitalizations increased by 16 to 527, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office.
New York, the early epicenter of the U.S. Covid-19 outbreak, was reporting more than 10,000 cases a day during its peak. The state has reopened in phases and by regions. New York City, which has more than half of the state’s cases, is still in the process of reopening and has reported clusters of case increases in recent days.
Until mid-September, New York had reported 38 straight days where its infection rate — the percentage of positive test results — was less than 1%. It touched 1% on Sept. 14 and has since stayed mostly below that percentage.