Three extra instances of the extremely contagious UK pressure of the coronavirus have been recognized in New York, Gov. Cuomo introduced Saturday.
Two of the instances had been associated to a Saratoga Springs jewellery retailer, the place the primary case was discovered within the state earlier this month.
A state lab detected one other case in Nassau County, which doesn’t seem like tied to the three upstate.
That case was in a 64-year-old man from Massapequa, Cuomo stated.
“That brings the variety of UK instances on this nation to only about 55 and we imagine that it’s extra widespread than that quantity would recommend,” he stated.
The governor stated the state’s COVID-19 positivity price dipped barely to six.5%, down from 7.7%. There have been 188 COVID-19 deaths within the state Friday.
The states has given out 543,000 dosages of the coronavirus vaccine, he stated.
The rollout marketing campaign has been criticized for going too slowly.
Cuomo stated hospitals had upped the variety of jabs, with 259,000 given out up to now this week, up from 148,000 final week.