Cuomo launches Cluster Action Initiative to curb spread in hot spots

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will reinstate restrictions on businesses, churches and schools in and around areas where coronavirus cases are spurting.

Posted: Oct 6, 2020 6:02 PM
Updated: Oct 6, 2020 6:12 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will reinstate restrictions on businesses, churches and schools in and around areas where coronavirus cases are spurting.

Cuomo said Tuesday that the severity of shutdowns would vary by proximity to the hot spots, as part of a new Cluster Action Initiative.

The state will categorize hot spots by color, and then certain restrictions will be implemented based on the severity of the spread.

Cuomo again urged local governments to enforce state mandates, saying a lack of enforcement leads to the clusters.

“We can sit here all day long and come up with laws and rules. They’re only as good as their enforcement. And a lack of enforcement has contributed to this problem,” said Cuomo.

The new rules are set to take effect no later than Friday and would be imposed in parts of New York City and some other locales around the state where officials have been anxiously watching clusters of virus cases sprout up.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1694651

Reported Deaths: 48335
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens2184108926
Kings2182459258
Suffolk1664973125
Nassau1526462956
Bronx1490725955
Westchester1103302125
New York1075853980
Erie668181618
Richmond589101605
Monroe53391998
Rockland39673896
Orange38194730
Onondaga32798636
Dutchess23006413
Albany21239335
Oneida19928481
Niagara15554316
Broome15461339
Saratoga12245149
Schenectady11039178
Ulster10331232
Rensselaer9233132
Putnam856586
Chautauqua7443126
Chemung6481130
Oswego611989
Ontario591490
St. Lawrence570191
Steuben5584139
Cayuga543889
Jefferson491063
Sullivan489160
Herkimer4609107
Wayne454065
Cattaraugus449977
Genesee4483119
Madison389685
Clinton378827
Livingston361156
Tompkins352343
Columbia345696
Fulton344085
Montgomery3259107
Cortland324160
Allegany293081
Warren291355
Wyoming288549
Tioga286456
Greene270971
Chenango250270
Otsego248643
Orleans247782
Washington240654
Franklin217612
Lewis210330
Seneca165554
Delaware159033
Essex136426
Schoharie125113
Yates102426
Schuyler87312
Hamilton2862
Unassigned16199
Out of NY0194
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