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N.Y. Flirts With Covid Record After Months of Controlling Cases

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Photographer: Gabriela Bhaskar/Bloomberg

New York is nearing familiar and perilous territory, with coronavirus cases just shy of the Empire State’s worst-day record, set April 15. It’s poised to break that mark any day.

The state reported 10,600 new cases Wednesday, according to Covid Tracking Project data. The numbers come on the cusp of what’s looking to be a long winter for New Yorkers, with holiday travel discouraged and more restaurant restrictions on the horizon.