There’s more good news regarding COVID-19 in New York…
Governor Cuomo just announced that the state’s COVID-19 infection rate has remained below 1%t for 31 days straight (or one month). Of course, it’s a huge milestone after NY was one of the epicenters of the virus when it first broke out. Our positivity rate was up as high as 41% at the beginning of April, so we’ve come quite a long way.
Of the 58,865 test results reported to New York State on Sunday, September 6, 520, or 0.88%, were positive. And hospitalizations dropped to 410 over the weekend as well, a new low since March 16.
“Thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, our state has now gone a full month with our COVID infection rate remaining below one percent,” Governor Cuomo said. “Our numbers have continued to remain stable even as we reach new milestones in our phased, data-driven reopening. As we close out this Labor Day Weekend, I urge everyone to remain smart so we can continue to celebrate our progress in the weeks and months ahead. It took the work of all of us to get here, and to protect this progress we will need to all continue to wash our hands, wear our masks, remain socially distant and above all, stay New York tough.”
For a month we have seen an infection rate below 1%, all while testing more than any state.
It wasn’t a miracle.
It was because of what New Yorkers did. Together. Nonstop.
Let’s stay #NewYorkTough.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 8, 2020
In other news: Cuomo Says Indoor Dining Could Resume In NYC With Better Enforcement Of COVID-19 Guidelines
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