‘Whole New Animal’: New York Records Most Single-Day COVID Cases Since Pandemic Started
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By Veronika Bondarenko Governor Kathy Hochul reported 21,027 new coronavirus infections in New York State on Dec. 17. As the omicron variant spreads across the country, New York risks sliding back into the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis — on Friday, the state recorded more COVID-19 cases than it had at any other time since the pandemic started. On Dec. 17, Governor Kathy Hochul reported 21,027 new coronavirus infections across the state. The previous record was reached in January 2021 at 19,942 cases. Test positivity was at 7.98%, a steep increase from the 4.3% observed as early as last w…

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