The city's seven-day average coronavirus positivity rate now stands above 7%, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
In a tweet Sunday, the mayor said just over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the city Saturday, with 191 people admitted to city hospitals.
"2020 isn’t over yet, and neither is this fight," de Blasio tweeted. "Get tested, continue social distancing, and keep each other safe."
Today’s indicators:— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 27, 2020
• 191 new hospitalizations
• 3,015 new cases
• 7.07% positivity rate (7-day avg.)
2020 isn’t over yet, and neither is this fight. Get tested, continue social distancing, and keep each other safe.https://t.co/U9l6okTfHY
Meanwhile Gov. Andrew Cuomo said coronavirus hospitalizations hit 7,183, the highest number in months, with more than 1,100 people in the ICU.
Another 115 New Yorkers died of COVID-19 Saturday.
The statewide positivity rate is at 5.85%.
Today's update on the numbers:— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) December 27, 2020
Total COVID hospitalizations are at 7,183.
Of the 130,299 tests reported yesterday, 7,623 were positive (5.85% of total).
Sadly, there were 115 fatalities. pic.twitter.com/5vSOPi1oeu
Both the mayor and governor have warned of a spike in cases due to holiday gatherings. They are also concerned about a new strain of the virus, first identified in the United Kingdom, making its way to the United States.