New York will order bars, restaurants and gyms closed at 10 p.m. and limit indoor gatherings to 10 people, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
These measures “are appropriate at this point in time in anticipation of what we see as a potential spread,” Cuomo said Wednesday during a call with reporters. “If these measures are not sufficient to stem the spread we will turn the valve more.”
Cuomo said he is hoping to avoid a full lockdown. Bars, restaurants, gyms and small parties are contributors to the problem, he said.
New York reported 4,820 additional virus cases, the most since April. The rate of positive tests has climbed to 2.9%. The state has 1,628 people hospitalized for Covid, twice as many as a month ago.