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New York Cases Top 500,000; New Jersey Hospitalizations Break 1,000

  • Garden State surpasses patient level not seen since July
  • New York ‘playing whack-a-mole’ against Covid-19 microclusters
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New York coronavirus cases topped 500,000, while hospitalizations in neighboring New Jersey exceeded 1,000 for the first time since July.

The two states, the early focus of the U.S. outbreak, are seeing a resurgence in recent weeks. New York reported a 3.8% positive testing rate in hot spots, and 1.3% excluding them. Hospitalizations there have exceeded 1,000 for several days in a row.