New York Governor Cuomo holds a press convention because the state begins distributing the Covid vaccine
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will hold a press conference Wednesday on the coronavirus pandemic when the state begins vaccinating health care workers against the disease, which has killed more than 35,800 people in the state, according to Johns Hopkins University were.
The first round of vaccination comes as New York responds to an increase in Covid-19 cases, at the level last reported in the spring when the coronavirus swept the state and overwhelmed its hospital systems. New York reports a weekly average of approximately 10,294 new Covid-19 cases per day, up more than 7% from the previous week, according to a CNBC analysis of Johns Hopkins data.
To combat rising infections and protect hospital capacity, Cuomo banned indoor eating in New York restaurants from Monday, but urged schools to stay open. The Democratic governor warned Friday that it could be “a long six months” for Covid-19 vaccines to help end the outbreak.
“You will see a bad December, a bad January. How bad is the question,” Cuomo said at a press conference.
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