COVID-19 numbers rising in New York State

COVID-19 numbers rising in New York State

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases as vaccination rates slowly rise. That’s according to the state’s latest data, released on Saturday. About 525 people each day tested positive for COVID-19 in New York for the seven days through Friday. That’s up from 369 people _ a 42% increase _ for the prior week. The state Department of Health says a higher percentage of cases are linked to more contagious variants and is urging more people to get vaccinated.

Photo: Registered Nurse Joana Ansah-Yap prepares to inoculate Sharon Burke with the Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose COVID-19 vaccine at the Vaxmobile, at the Uniondale Hempstead Senior Center, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)