The number of hospitalizations with COVID-19 has increased to more than 300 per day over the past month.

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced the introduction of a state of emergency in the state until January 15, 2022, due to the increase in cases of coronavirus infection. The corresponding decree is published on the governor’s website.

“Since New York is currently experiencing the spread of COVID-19 at a rate not seen in the state since April 2020, as the number of hospitalizations with COVID-19 has increased to more than 300 per day over the past month, I declare a state of emergency throughout the state of New York until January 15, 2022,” the decree says.

Earlier, CNN, citing data from Johns Hopkins University, reported that in general, the number of cases of COVID-19 infection in the United States began to grow again, increasing by 16% over the past week – to about 92 thousand per day.

The increase in morbidity, CNN reports, led to an increase in the number of hospitalizations of sick COVID (more than 50 thousand per day) and deaths (more than 1.1 thousand per day). According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, more than 48.1 million cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the United States since the beginning of the epidemic, 776,349 people have died. According to both indicators, the country ranks first in the world.