New York Again Breaks Daily Record For New Cases

The New York Daily News reports:

New York City hit yet another grim COVID-19 milestone on the last day of 2021, recording a single-day record of nearly 50,000 new cases on Dec. 31, according to state data released Saturday afternoon.

City residents reported 49,724 positive tests Friday, making up the lion’s share of the state’s record-breaking case total of over 85,000, state health department officials said. That’s more than 9,000 higher than the statewide total for Thursday, Dec. 30.

More than 20% of New York City residents who got tested came back positive on average over the past week, according to the state data.

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