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New York governor declared state of emergency over monkeypox outbreak

New York governor declared state of emergency over monkeypox outbreak

New York Governor Kathy Hokul declared a state of emergency on Friday due to an outbreak of monkeypox.

“After reviewing the latest data on the monkeypox outbreak in New York State, I am declaring a state of emergency to strengthen our efforts to counter this outbreak,” the governor said on the state’s website.


Hokul noted that one in four cases of monkeypox in the United States occurs in New York State.

“My team and I are working around the clock to provide more vaccines, expand testing, and responsibly educate the public about how to stay safe during an outbreak,” Hokul added.


As of July 29, the US federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 1,345 cases of monkeypox in New York State. California, the second most affected state in the US, has now recorded 799 infections.


To date, more than 22,000 monkeypox cases have been identified worldwide in 79 countries. More than 70% of them are registered in Europe. On July 23, the World Health Organization declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.