New York declares 'State of Emergency' amid spike in Covid-19 infections


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New York Governor Kathy Hochul issued a state of emergency in the state due to a spike in new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations, according to her executive order. The state of emergency will increase hospital capacity in New York and support vaccination efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease. Hochul issued the state of emergency amid concerns over the new Omicron coronavirus variant.