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Coronavirus Latest: Cuomo Has A Plan For COVID-19 This Winter; Conn.'s Milestone Of 5,000 Dead

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
COURTESY OFFICE OF GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO
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Here's the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in the region:

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has a 5-point plan for combating the resurgence of COVID-19 this winter. He says hospitalizations and hospital bed capacity will dictate new gathering restrictions.

Cuomo also wants to call former doctors and nurses out of retirement to relieve fatigued hospital staff. And he wants to keep elementary schools open as long as possible.

On Long Island, the 7-day positive test rate increased to 3.98%. The rest of New York is at 4.04%.

The 7-day positive COVID-19 test rate in Connecticut is 5.24%, according to data released by the state. Governor Ned Lamont said the state reached a grim milestone this week: Over 5,000 Connecticut residents have died to COVID-19, and 71% of the state's 8,000 hospital beds are occupied.