COVID-19 infections rise in New York with peak weeks away

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state has climbed to 3,800, with close to 900 in intensive care.

New York officials are keeping a close eye on already-stressed hospitals as the number of cases is projected to rise for perhaps three more weeks.

Cuomo said Wednesday that as many as 140,000 hospital beds may be needed in a state with 53,000.

The state has more than 30,000 confirmed cases and 285 deaths.

The nation-high figures are driven mostly by New York City.

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