New York state’s COVID-19 infection rate has hit its highest level since mid-July —with clusters in Brooklyn and Rockland and Orange counties fueling the worrisome figure, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
Cuomo said the state is sending Health Department troops to the areas to ensure “additional testing and compliance measures’’ are occurring.
“It’s very targeted and focused on those clusters,’’ the governor said of the state’s stepped-up efforts to make sure the deadly pandemic is kept under control.
The statewide infection rate was 1.5 percent Sunday — the highest it’s been since July 13, when it was also 1.5 percent, according to New York’s Web site.
Brooklyn’s rate was nearly double that — at 2.6 percent, Cuomo said.
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