42 deaths from Covid-19 in NY on Thursday was lowest during pandemic

Posted 5 June 2020 at 3:32 pm

Press Release, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the state has reached the lowest number of deaths and hospitalizations since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

Yesterday, 42 people in New York passed away due to Covid-19, down from a record-high of 800 just eight weeks ago.

“We have the lowest number of deaths from coronavirus that we have had since this started – 42 people passed yesterday,” Cuomo said. “While our hearts ache for those families who lost loved ones yesterday, just eight weeks ago, we had 800 deaths per day.”

The number of total hospitalizations was down yesterday to 2,728 from a record-high of 18,825 during the peak of the pandemic.

“The people of the state radically changed how they behaved, and look at that progress: lowest number of hospitalizations to date in a matter of weeks,” the governor said. “Today’s achievement is proof we know we can change, and we know we can change dramatically when we work together.”

The governor also confirmed 1,075 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 376,208 confirmed cases in New York State.

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