The state of emergency will take effect on December 3 and last until January 15; Among other things, it will allow the state to purchase equipment to combat Corona, increase hospital occupancy and find solutions to manpower shortages
New York Governor Cathy Hawkle has declared a state of emergency in the state due to rising coronation rates and hospitalizations. “I declare a state of emergency throughout New York State that will last until January 15,” she said.
According to her, the rate of infection in New York is now at levels not recorded since April 2020, and the number of hospitalized patients has been on the rise for a month and stands at 300 new patients a day. “The state must take a coordinated approach to ensure that occupancy in hospitals across New York meets the needs.”
The state of emergency will take effect on December 3 and will allow the state to purchase equipment to combat Corona, increase hospital occupancy and find solutions to manpower shortages. Defining the state of emergency also makes it possible to restrict non-essential procedures in hospitals.
“We continue to see alarming signs of an increase in morbidity in the coming winter, and although the omicron strain has not yet been discovered in New York State, it will certainly come,” Hawk said. She went on to call on residents to get vaccinated against Corona, noting that less than 10% of the country’s adult population has not yet been vaccinated.
According to the latest data, 6,295 new verified patients were diagnosed in New York State on Friday and the death toll from the virus was 28.