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NY COVID-19 tracker: New York tops 600,000 confirmed COVID cases. See the numbers.

Jon Campbell
New York State Team

ALBANY – COVID-19 remains on the rise in New York, with some areas of the state getting hit harder now than they did during the first wave of the pandemic in March and April. 

On Monday, New York reported 5,906 new coronavirus cases from the previous day, pushing the state's total past 600,000 confirmed cases since the start of March. 

It's the latest in a string of daily infections that rival those seen in late April in New York, when a huge number of cases in New York City and the surrounding area hit the state harder than anywhere else in the country.

The increase is part of a large national surge in COVID-19 cases, with most states faring far worse than New York right now. But that's likely of little comfort to central New York, the Finger Lakes and the Southern Tier, where coronavirus hospitalizations are at or near all-time highs. 

Here are the state's latest daily COVID-19 numbers from Sunday, as reported by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office Saturday:

  • 191,489 tests reported (Down from 196,608 the prior day.)
  • 5,906 tests were positive (Up from 5,391 the prior day.) 
  • 3.08% test positivity rate (Up from 2.74% the prior day.)
  • 2,724 current hospitalizations (Increase of 162 from the prior day.)
  • 33 confirmed deaths

Note: Weekend test reporting tends to lag behind weekdays. 

Jon Campbell is a New York state government reporter for the USA TODAY Network. He can be reached at JCAMPBELL1@Gannett.com or on Twitter at @JonCampbellGAN.

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