New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday reported a statewide positivity rate of 8.3%, which he called a “big increase” from the 5.9% seven-day average.
“For it to go up in two days is dramatic and very, very fast, so we are studying what that uptick actually means,” Cuomo said.
At least 114 people have died from Covid-19 in New York. There has also been an increase of 376 hospitalizations, bringing the total to 7,559. The number of patients in intensive care units is up 35 for a total of 1,222.
“Hope New Yorkers took our caution and celebrated smart, celebrate smart avoid shutdowns," Cuomo said. “What will happen will be the consequence of our actions."
Cuomo said 140,000 New Yorkers have already received one vaccine, with 259,000 vaccines expected this week. At least 139,000 doses will be coming from Pfizer and 119,000 will come from Moderna, Cuomo said.
Note: These numbers were released by State of New York and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.