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Watch Live: New York Governor Cuomo gives COVID-19 update before Thanksgiving


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is giving a COVID-19 update on Wednesday as New Yorkers prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving. He said Tuesday that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state are up 128% in three weeks and urged “serious caution” during the holiday.

“By the current rate of increase in COVID, we’re gonna see a major spike,” Cuomo said Tuesday at a press conference. 

How to watch Cuomo’s COVID-19 update today 

  • What: Governor Andrew Cuomo updates New Yorkers on state’s COVID-19 response 
  • Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
  • Time: 11 a.m. ET
  • Location: Rochester, New York 
  • Online stream: Live on CBSN New York in the player above and on your mobile or streaming device 

If the upcoming holiday season, spanning from Thanksgiving through the new year, increases the current case rate by only 20%, the state will see a 12% positivity rate by early January. “Today we have 2.9% positivity — we go to 12% positivity. That’s a problem,” he said.

He noted that the state allows for celebrations with no more than 10 people, and urged people to wear masks.


“This is not a normal Thanksgiving,” Cuomo said. “It was not a normal summer. It was not a normal Labor Day. It was not a normal Memorial Day. It was not a normal school year. Nothing is normal, because it’s not normal.”

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