Cuomo warns of possible shutdowns as coronavirus cases increase

WNYT Staff
Updated: December 14, 2020 06:55 PM
Created: December 14, 2020 04:55 PM

Of nearly 160,000 coronavirus tests reported in New York state Sunday, 9,044 people tested positive. The infection rate is at 5.6%

Sadly, another 83 people died, with more than 5,700 people hospitalized.

Under the new cluster rules, if a region is projected to hit 90% hospital capacity within 21 days, a red zone shutdown will be imposed. That closes non-essential businesses, schools and restaurant table service close in a given region for an indefinite period of time.
Cuomo says no region warranted red zone designation at this point.

Cuomo also responded to criticism for shuttering indoor dining in New York City.

The indoor dining ban comes despite contact tracing data showing restaurants and bars contribute to fewer than 2% of statewide exposures.

Hear his thoughts on that by watching the video of the story.

You can also watch Gov. Cuomo's coronavirus briefing here.

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