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NY sees lowest positive rate for Covid-19 tests

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 August 2020 at 12:59 pm

State has fewest people in ICU from Covid-19 since March 16

Gov. Andrew Cuomo today said the state has lowest percentage of people testing positive for Covid-19 since the pandemic gripped the state in March.

New York on Saturday reported 515 new cases of Covid-19 out of 65,812 tests, a 0.78 percent positive rate.

The state also had 131 people in intensive care due to Covid-19, which is the lowest since March 16, the governor said.

“Our daily numbers remain low and steady, despite increasing infection rates across the country, and even in our region – and we had the lowest one-day positive rate since we started. That’s an incredible achievement, all thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers,” Cuomo said. “New York’s progress shows that a data-driven, phased reopening works. We have followed the data since day one, and now we are an example for the rest of the country to follow. But we must not become complacent: Everyone should continue to wear their masks and socially distance.”

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