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NY governor limits gatherings at non-public properties to 10 folks, shares extra restrictions after Covid-19 rise

Covid-19 instances are rising in New York and neighboring states, and the transfer goals to curb visitors from extra restricted states into New York, stated Cuomo.

“If the national numbers are going up, and the states around you are going up, be prepared,” Cuomo stated on the press convention.

New York reported 4,820 new Covid-19 instances and 21 deaths on Wednesday, in accordance with a tweet from Cuomo.

Cuomo additionally reported that the statewide p.c positivity charge, together with what the state calls “micro cluster zones,” is 2.9 p.c, whereas it’s 2.5 p.c with out these micro cluster zones. The zones themselves are reporting a 4.9 p.c positivity charge.

Focus zones in New York state embody elements of Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland and Westchester counties. Recently, sections of Staten Island and Tioga County have reported extra Covid-19 instances, upgrading their standing to “yellow” focus zones.

Cuomo additionally introduced that gyms and companies serving alcohol should shut by 10 p.m. efficient Friday.

Businesses which have a liquor license should abide by the early closing time however can provide curbside supply for meals solely, Cuomo stated. He has known as on native regulation enforcement to ensure companies shut by 10 p.m.

“If you look at where the cases are coming from, if you do the contact tracing, you’ll see they’re coming from three main areas: establishments where alcohol is served, gyms, and indoor gatherings at private homes,” Cuomo stated in an announcement. “The reason we have been successful in reducing the spread in New York is we have been a step ahead of COVID. You know where it’s going; stop it before it gets there. And you know where it’s going by following the science.”

CNN’s Mirna Alsharif contributed to this report.

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