After surge, NY eases rules as new COVID-19 cases drop

Published: Apr. 19, 2021 at 10:22 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 19, 2021 at 1:16 PM EDT
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is allowing more fans to go inside museums, movie theaters and indoor big sports arenas as the latest data suggests New York’s massive vaccination campaign is curbing COVID-19 infection levels.

The state recorded 43,000 new cases in the week that ended Saturday. That’s the lowest number in a seven-day period since Thanksgiving.

New York has recorded among the nation’s highest levels of infections and hospitalizations in recent months.

Cases surged upstate in winter and then throughout New York City and its surrounding suburbs in early spring.

The state has expanded vaccine eligibility in recent weeks and has opened up mass vaccination sites around the state.

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