The Associated Press reports that New York Lawmakers are demanding that Governor Andrew Cuomo lift remaining restrictions for visits at nursing homes, according to a letter sent by two dozen Democratic lawmakers to the governor this week.

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New York lifted many restrictions on nursing home visits this spring in light of federal guidance that, in part, cleared the way for loved ones to hug residents if both are vaccinated.  But some nursing homes in New York are still only allowing one or two visitors at a time to visit loved ones for as little as 30 minutes once or twice a week, sometimes with hours limited to weekdays.

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On the other hand, there is a concern about a continued spiral upward in the number of new cases identified in the state over recent days, believed to be driven by the more contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus.

July 15, New York reported 956 new positive test results for COVID-19. Wednesday, July 14, the number of new cases reported was 812. June 30th, the number of new cases reported from the previous day was at 290.

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