COVID-19 cases on the rise again in New York
Joseph Spector reports in the Poughkeepsie Journal that coronavirus cases jumped 25 percent in New York in the week ending Nov. 14. Most of the new cases came in the Finger Lakes and western New York area where COVID-19 positivity rates were above eight percent for the first time in months. In the Hudson Valley 2.5 percent of those tested had the virus. New York now ranks 27th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, according to USA Today. "As the weather gets colder and the holiday season approaches, friends and family will be spending more time indoors, increasing the risk of transmission and threatening the incredible progress we've made so far," Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement. "In order to keep our loved ones safe and reduce the spread of both COVID-19 and seasonal influenza, I encourage New Yorkers to get vaccinated, wear a mask indoors and remember to wash your hands." Read more about this story in the Poughkeepsie Journal.