State sees new record high for Covid cases in one day with 90,000

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 January 2022 at 4:52 pm

Genesee has 171 new cases, while Orleans reports 113

New York set a new pandemic high for most new Covid cases in one day on Friday with 90,132, Gov. Kathy Hochul said today.

Those cases include 113 in Orleans County and 171 in Genesee.

The 90,132 cases in one day tops the previous high of 85,476 on Dec. 31.

The percentage of positive tests reported on Friday was 21.17, and the seven-day average of positivity is 22.15 percent state-wide.

The number of patients hospitalized with Covid is 11,843, which is up 295 from the previous day.

“There is an answer to this winter surge and it’s simple: the vaccine and the booster,” Hochul said. “Our vaccination rate among children is still too low. Parents and guardians don’t delay in getting your children vaccinated and boosted, if eligible. It’s safe and widely available. This is the one of the best ways to keep our numbers down, as well as wearing a mask and staying home if sick.”