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New coronavirus infections in New York fell to their lowest level in nearly a month on Monday, bolstering hopes that several U.S. states hit hard in the latest wave of the pandemic are experiencing some respite.

The state reported 22,312 new cases of Covid-19 during the previous day, Governor Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday afternoon. It’s the lowest daily level since Dec. 20 and marks a 75% drop from the state’s record 90,132 infections reported on Jan. 7, according to a Financial Times analysis of Department of Health data. New York Health.

Throughout the pandemic, at all levels of government, figures released on Mondays or after long weekends tend to be lower than those on other days of the week due to weekend reporting delays. The United States observed the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday.

However, New York’s trend in daily cases has also been encouraging. The state’s seven-day average of new infections was around 45,200 taking into account Hochul’s latest update. That’s down about 40% from the state’s record average of nearly 74,600 reached on Jan. 9, according to FT analysis of health department data.

The seven-day average of new cases in New York was 16,330 as of January 15, the lowest since mid-December and down from a peak of 42,522 on January 4, according to data from the health department of the city.

According to a survey by the Partnership for New York City, a business lobby group.

Seven-day averages of new infections are declining, or at least leveling off, in several states and the District of Columbia, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These include Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont, some of which were among the first to report their first cases of the variant. infection of Omicron.

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