New York Gov. Cuomo briefs journalism on Covid pandemic

New York Gov. Cuomo briefs the press on Covid pandemic

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is holding a press rundown on the coronavirus Tuesday following his statement that the state has actually recognized its very first Covid-19 case brought on by a brand-new, more infectious version of the infection.

On Monday, Cuomo informed press reporters on a teleconference that New York had actually verified its very first Covid-19 case with the brand-new stress, called B.1.1.7., that was was at first found in the United Kingdom. The guy, who is now recuperating, resides in upstate New York without any travel history, the guv stated.

The stress, which has actually likewise been discovered in California, Florida and Colorado, is believed to be more transmissible however does not appear to make individuals more ill or increase the danger of death from Covid-19, professionals have actually stated.

“If other states could test as much as we were testing and tested for the U.K. strain as much as we’ve tested, they would be finding them,” Cuomo stated.

During a press rundown earlier Monday, the Democratic guv pressed the state’s healthcare facilities to administer their allocations of coronavirus vaccines much faster, threatening to provide fines as much as $10,000 if they do not utilize the dosages by the end of this week.

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