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1,000+ new COVID hospitalizations reported in New York since before holiday



Albany, New York — In order to update New Yorkers on the state’s ongoing pandemic response efforts, on Monday morning Gov. Kathy Hochul hosted a coronavirus briefing.

According to the governor’s office, on Sunday there were 86,162 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide from Christmas Eve and Christmas combined.

Omicron has presented the highest levels to date during the pandemic for New York state: “We have seen a major uptick in cases all around us, not just in New York, but throughout the northeast,” Gov. Hochul said.

According to Hochul, there’s been a subsequent rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations with more than 5,000 statewide currently, an increase of more than 1,000 COVID hospitalizations in New York since before the holiday.

The governor also reported 132 new COVID-19 deaths statewide from Saturday and Sunday combined.