Surging variant cases are resulting in shocking statistics.
According to ABC 7, NYC’s positivity rate has tripled since the last month, and doubled in just three days. As the winter surge continues on, NBC New York broke the news that today New York State has reached the highest amount of single-day cases throughout the entire pandemic.
Totaling to 21,027 new positive cases across the state, today’s numbers surpassed the previous record of 19,942 in one day from January 14, 2021, as reported by NBC New York. Furthermore, “it’s also the highest reported testing day for the city since the beginning of the pandemic.”
New Yorkers are experiencing incredibly long lines and wait times to get tested, however, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to increase testing sites and capacities should soon start to alleviate such issue.
Stay tuned for more updates to come.