New York implements measures to prevent the surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations

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New York winter plan to fight COVID-19

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that his administration is implementing measures to manage and mitigate the surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the state.

Health experts have been warning that more people will get infected, hospitalized, and may die due to COVID-19 this winter. Over the past few weeks, the United States has been seeing record-high numbers of people who tested positive for the deadly virus.

In fact, the U.S. has 13,536,216 COVID-19 cases and 267,987 already died from the virus as of Monday, November 30, based on data from Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

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New York, just like many other states across the nation is experiencing a soaring number of cases and hospitalizations since the cold weather started.

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increasing dramatically across New York State

In a press briefing on Monday, Gov. Cuomo said the battle against the novel coronavirus shifted this winter. According to him, “We now have holiday surge on top of the fall surge” of COVID-19 during the 37 days of the holiday season, which started on November 26, Thanksgiving Day.