New Covid-19 Cases Continue to Rise

Long Island’s Covid-19 infection rate continues to soar, officials said Tuesday, as the virus continues to spread through the newest variant.

“Cases are rising due to the winter surge, but this is not March 2020 – we knew this was coming and New York is taking action to make vaccines, boosters, and testing more widely available,” Governor Hochul said. “We know what works – get vaccinated, get the booster, mask up, and exercise caution in indoor public spaces. Now is the time for all of us to do our part and help protect those more vulnerable to make sure we all get through this holiday season safely.”

“We are once again witnessing an enormous surge,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said. “It’s the highest we’ve seen since the early days of the pandemic.”

Each region’s 7-day average of cases per 100K population is as follows:

 

Region

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Monday, December 20, 2021

Capital Region

59.87

62.37

64.01

Central New York

68.16

68.33

69.06

Finger Lakes

56.81

56.51

56.43

Long Island

102.76

112.50

123.46

Mid-Hudson

68.83

75.01

80.56

Mohawk Valley

77.04

75.30

76.77

New York City

92.92

112.35

130.44

North Country

57.08

56.33

56.12

Southern Tier

110.44

110.42

110.06

Western New York

56.22

55.63

56.57

Statewide

83.26

93.78

104.01

 

State Vaccination Data

 

County Executive Steve Bellone and Dr. Gregson Pigott, health commissioner

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