Dec 17, 2021 - Health
New York reports highest daily COVID record of pandemic
New York reported 21,027 COVID cases on Friday, surpassing the previous single-day record from January as Omicron reaches across the state.
Why it matters: With the new variant appearing to spread more easily than previous COVID strains, the surge will likely be replicated around the country, Axios' Caitlin Owens writes.
Details: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D), who announced the new record on Friday, also noted the state's number of reported daily hospitalizations is on the rise.
- 7.98% of Friday's 263,536 reported test results were positive.
- 93.9% of adult New Yorkers have had at least one vaccine dose, according to Hochul.