New York’s weekly tally of COVID-19 instances dropped about 18% final week as federal officers eased quarantine and testing tips whereas the nation braced for a possible surge in coronavirus infections this fall.
New York reported 40,023 new COVID-19 instances within the week ending Sunday, down from 48,982 new instances the prior week.
New York ranked twenty fifth among the many states the place coronavirus was spreading the quickest on a per-person foundation, a USA TODAY Community evaluation of Johns Hopkins College knowledge reveals.
Nationally, COVID-19 instances elevated about 2% from the week earlier than, with 795,621 instances reported. Throughout the nation, seven states had extra instances within the newest week than they did within the week earlier than.
In the meantime, the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention on Thursday issued new steerage that included a key replace on what folks ought to do if uncovered to COVID-19, no matter vaccination standing. It advisable that as a substitute of quarantining, folks ought to put on a high-quality masks for 10 days and get examined on day 5.
“We’re in a stronger place at present as a nation, with extra instruments − like vaccination, boosters, and coverings − to guard ourselves, and our communities, from extreme sickness from COVID-19,” Greta Massetti, creator of the CDC tips, mentioned in a press release.
Massetti famous the steerage “acknowledges that the pandemic isn’t over, but additionally helps us transfer to some extent the place COVID-19 not severely disrupts our day by day lives.”
The brand new guidelines additionally ended CDC’s prior help for screening testing of asymptomatic folks with out recognized exposures, which has main implications for faculties in New York and throughout the nation that carried out the screening assessments final 12 months.
Whereas New York ended necessary testing for unvaccinated educators beforehand, it stays unclear if screening testing will proceed as state officers and faculty districts are actually finalizing return-to-classroom insurance policies.
COVID-19 continued to pose a relatively greater menace within the New York Metropolis space, together with components of the Hudson Valley. A complete of eight counties, together with these in New York Metropolis, Lengthy Island in addition to Rockland, remained within the excessive threat class resulting from COVID-19 an infection charges and pressure on native hospitals, in accordance with federal tips.
State and federal well being officers urged folks to put on masks indoors in public areas in all counties throughout the high-risk class, no matter vaccination standing, to assist curb the virus’ unfold.
In the meantime, New York’s COVID-19 demise tally final week was 203, down barely from the 221 deaths the prior week however nonetheless a part of a summer time plateau in coronavirus-related struggling that specialists say means the illness stays extra harmful than the flu.
And the variety of possible COVID-19 sufferers admitted to hospitals throughout New York final week totaled 3,827, holding flat from the prior week and down barely from a month in the past.
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- Within the newest week, Westchester County noticed its COVID-19 instances decline 19%, reporting 1,664 instances and 9 deaths.
- Rockland County’s instances fell 19%, reporting 604 instances and one demise.
- Putnam County’s instances remained flat, reporting 161 instances and one demise.
- Orange County’s instances declined 16%, reporting 885 instances and 19 deaths.
- Dutchess County’s instances held flat, reporting 496 instances and 4 deaths.
- Upstate, Monroe County’s instances declined 4%, reporting 684 instances and 5 deaths.
- Broome County’s instances fell 11%, reporting 189 instances and nil deaths.
- Oneida County’s instances held flat, reporting 299 instances and nil deaths.
Throughout New York, instances fell in 39 counties, with the very best declines in:
- Kings County, with 6,076 instances from 8,938 every week earlier.
- Queens County, with 6,626 instances from 9,315.
- Bronx County, with 4,101 instances from 5,647.
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Inside New York, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person foundation had been in:
- Staten Island with 332 instances per 100,000 per week.
- Queens County with 294.
- Bronx County with 289.
The Facilities for Illness Management says excessive ranges of neighborhood transmission start at 100 instances per 100,000 per week.
Weekly case counts rose in 23 counties from the earlier week. The worst will increase from the prior week’s tempo had been in Nassau, Suffolk and Fulton counties.
A complete of 5,906,949 folks in New York have examined constructive for the coronavirus because the pandemic started, and 70,693 folks have died from the illness, Johns Hopkins College knowledge reveals. In the US 92,927,104 folks have examined constructive and 1,037,021 folks have died.
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New York’s COVID-19 hospital admissions staying flat
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital knowledge as of Sunday, Aug. 14. Possible COVID sufferers admitted within the state:
- Final week: 3,827
- The week earlier than that: 3,811
- 4 weeks in the past: 3,918
Possible COVID sufferers admitted within the nation:
- Final week: 72,082
- The week earlier than that: 71,315
- 4 weeks in the past: 70,906
Hospitals in 13 states reported extra COVID-19 sufferers than every week earlier, whereas hospitals in 18 states had extra COVID-19 sufferers in intensive-care beds. Hospitals in 27 states admitted extra COVID-19 sufferers within the newest week than every week prior, the USA TODAY evaluation of U.S. Well being and Human Companies knowledge reveals.
The USA TODAY Community is publishing localized variations of this story on its information websites throughout the nation, generated with knowledge from Johns Hopkins College and the Facilities for Illness Management. You probably have questions in regards to the knowledge or the story, contact Mike Stucka at email@example.com.