Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State has seen a slight increase in coronavirus cases. He is calling out bar owners, restaurant owners, and New Yorkers in their 20s for the increasing trend.

Today Governor Cuomo spoke about the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the state. Governor Cuomo said that the State Police and the State Liquor Authority issued 37 violations for not enforcing social distancing rules in Long Island.

Governor Cuomo is especially concerned about the behavior of young New Yorkers in their 20s. Governor Cuomo said, “One of the things that we’re watching is the bar and restaurant violations and the congregations in front of the bars. We believe that’s connected to the increase in the number of young people, the infection rate among the number of young people.”

Just like the rest of the country, New York is seeing an increase in the number of 20-year-olds infected with COVID-19. Although health officials still believe that younger people suffer less severe cases of COVID-19, the average age of patients hospitalized is now between 20 and 40 years old. Governor Cuomo attributed the recent rise in COVID-19 cases to 20-somethings congregating and drinking outside of bars and restaurants.

Although the infection rate for COVID-19 in New York is still pretty good, Governor Cuomo is imploring all of us to remain vigilant. He is asking government officials to step up enforcement of the laws.

We can all remember what New York looked like only a couple of months ago. I’m sure nobody wants to go back to being the epicenter of the nation for COVID-19 cases. We must all maintain diligence in fighting this deadly disease.

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