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NY passes 25,000 confirmed Covid-19 deaths

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 July 2020 at 1:11 pm

New York State has passed 25,000 confirmed deaths from Covid-19. The state had nine confirmed deaths on Tuesday from Covid-19, bringing the total to 25,003.

The daily deaths from Covid-19 have been in the single digits most days the past two weeks. That is down from the peak in early April, when there were usually more than 700 each day with a peak of 799 on April 8.

Orleans County has 54 of those deaths during the Covid-19 pandemic, with 30 at the Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center in Albion, 23 at Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Medina, and one other resident in the community.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state has made significant progress reducing the daily deaths and infections from Covid-19.

“New Yorkers brought the curve down by making big changes, and we see that work reflected in the numbers every day,” Cuomo said. “But we must continue to be smart – by wearing a mask, social distancing and washing our hands, we all have a role to play in protecting the progress we’ve made and leading the rest of the nation by example.”

Cuomo also announced today the state was named most responsible state in fighting Covid-19 according to a new study by The Truth About Insurance.

“We’ve used data and science to drive this fight and fuel our re-opening strategy, but make no mistake, this distinction is shared by every single New Yorker who did the right thing these last months, ignored the politics, socially distanced and wore a mask,” Cuomo said. “Together, we climbed this terrible mountain and came down on the other side, but we can’t stop now. We must remain disciplined and we must remain New York Tough. We’ve come too far to go back to where we were.”

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