10 Covid deaths in state on Sunday was fewest in 3 months

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 June 2020 at 11:08 am

The state had 10 people die from Covid-19 on Sunday, the fewest since March 21, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today.

The 10 deaths follows 15 on Saturday and 24 on Friday.

The state also has reduced the number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 to 1,122, which is down from 1,142 on Saturday and 1,220 on Friday.

“In New York, we’ve been following the science and the data and the metrics from day one. We have the best numbers that we’ve had since this started today in New York,” Cuomo said. “Yesterday, we only had ten deaths, down from a high of 800. We have about 1,000 people in our hospitals, which is one of the lowest numbers we’ve had since this began. Because of the changes New Yorkers made, we now have the lowest transmission rate in the United States of America.”

There were also 56,780 tests conducted in New York State on Sunday and 552 were positive or 0.97 percent.

The Governor also announced that global public health experts cleared the Mid-Hudson Valley to enter Phase 3 of reopening tomorrow. Long Island is on track to enter Phase 3 of reopening Wednesday.

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