Thursday’s Press Conference with Gov. Cuomo … stay informed!

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday there has been an increase in coronavirus infections among young people compared with other age groups, posing a threat to the state’s reopening plans. 

At a press briefing, Cuomo said infection rates in every age group in New York have either remained flat or declined — except for people between 21 and 30 years old. That age group makes up an increasingly larger share of new cases over the last two weeks, according to a chart displayed at the press conference. 

“It has ticked up 4 points; that is a significant increase in a short period of time,” Cuomo said. Groups of young people socializing while not complying with recommended health protocols, such as social distancing and wearing a face mask, have been driving the increase, he said.