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New York state passed 1 million Covid-19 cases, after a somber year in which more than 30,000 of its residents died from the virus.
More than a third of the state’s total cases were reported in December as cold weather nudged people indoors, holidays increased social gatherings and residents tired of restrictions. On the first day of 2021, the U.S. surpassed 20 million Covid-19 cases — twice as many as the second-ranking nation, India.
Governor Andrew Cuomo reported 15,074 new infections, short of New York’s pandemic record of 16,802 cases reached two days ago. Another 128 people in the state died of causes related to Covid-19, Cuomo said on Saturday. The statewide positive-test rate declined slightly to 7.45%.
160,606 in U.S.Most new cases today
+12% Change in MSCI World Index of global stocks since Wuhan lockdown, Jan. 23
-0.8193 Change in U.S. treasury bond yield since Wuhan lockdown, Jan. 23
3.7% Global GDP Tracker (annualized), Nov.