Upper Manhattan, Staten Island and Long Island heading for COVID-19 restrictions: Cuomo

Upper Manhattan, Staten Island and Long Island heading for COVID-19 restrictions: Cuomo


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Upper Manhattan, parts of Staten Island and Long Island are set to land back into restrictive COVID-19 zones this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Sunday.

The targeted areas have been recently grappling with worrisome rising infection rates.

“We have several communities that are in the warning track,” Cuomo said at a press briefing. “Right now … unless they dramatically change the trajectory of the infection rate, this week, they will go into those zones.

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“Parts of Staten Island will go into an orange zone. Parts of Staten Island will go into red zone at the current rate,’’ he said.

“Staten Island is a serious problem,” Cuomo said — as the borough last week battled a seven-day average infection rate of 4.5 percent, the highest in the city.

“Staten Island is also a problem in terms of overburdening hospitals, and we’re running into a hospital capacity issue on Staten Island that we have to have to be dealing with in

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