Cuomo says COVID-19 cases spiking in Brooklyn, Rockland, Orange counties

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By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a new effort to combat the recent surge in coronavirus cases in Brooklyn, Orange and Rockland counties.

Of the 52,936 tests reported Sunday in the state, 834 were positive (1.5% of total).

"It's basically Brooklyn, Orange and Rockland that are increasing this number," Cuomo said. "Brooklyn is a major contributor in the number of cases."