Cuomo Clamps Down on Hotspot Enforcement as Hospitalizations Hit Highest Total Since June

Even as officials tout hesitant signs of progress in New York’s COVID cluster battle, new data shows the alarming impact the hotspots have had already. And the cluster effect will likely be an issue for months to come, the governor says. Statewide hospitalizations hit 938 Wednesday, the highest total since June 25; they’ve more than doubled in the last month,…