New York nears 4% COVID-19 positivity rate and 42 die as second wave spreads, Gov. Cuomo says

NEW YORK — New York continues to grapple with a holiday COVID-19 outbreak that shows no signs of easing.The state recorded an overall positive test rate of just under 4% Saturday, the highest number recorded in more than six months.Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state’s policy of targeting clusters was effective up to a point but conceded that New York is now facing a challenge of general “sustained COVID-19 spread” statewide.With the virus spreading especially fast in the Buffalo area and hotspots on Staten Island and the northern suburbs, there were more than 6,000 cases recorded.The caseload wo…

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