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Coronavirus Latest: Cuomo Caps Parties At 10 People, Orders Curfew For Bars, Restaurants, Gyms

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Mike Groll
Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Here’s the latest on the coronavirus in the region:

Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered bars, restaurants and gyms in New York to close by 10 p.m., and limited private parties to 10 people, in response to several clusters caused by superspreader events across the state.

Starting Friday, restaurants will only be allowed to do curbside food-only pickup after 10 p.m.

On Long Island, the 7-day positive test rate is 2.44%. The rest of New York is at 2.27%. Health officials use the 7-day metric to make decisions about school reopenings, travel restrictions, and business shutdowns.

The 7-day positive COVID-19 test rate in Connecticut is 4.1%, according to data provided by the state on Tuesday.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has extended his COVID-19 executive orders until February, as the number of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths in his state grows by the day.

Nearly 500 people in Connecticut are hospitalized with the virus.

Lamont’s orders are aimed at curbing the spread of the virus by limiting gatherings and mandating social distancing and masks during the public health emergency.