State has lowest number of Covid hospitalizations since March 18

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 July 2020 at 11:52 am

New York is reporting 765 people are hospitalized due to Covid-19, the lowest number since March 18.

There were 78,239 Covid tests conducted in New York State yesterday, with 776 or 0.99 percent testing positive.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the failing number of hospitalizations from Covid-19 is good news for the state and shows the state’s strategy has been working in fighting the virus.

“Too many leaders throughout the country are still playing politics with this virus,” Governor Cuomo said. “Viruses respond to science and data – not political opinion. We know the prescription: masks, social distancing, and hand washing. That’s how we bent the curve in New York and that’s how we’ve kept our numbers so low as we see frightening spikes in the rest of the country.”

There were 10 confirmed deaths of Covid-19 on Thursday, which is far less than the peak of the pandemic when the state was suffering more than 700 deaths daily from Covid-19.

“We need to keep being smart – and smart means enforcement of the health orders we’ve put in place that will keep us healthy and prevent us from going back to the hell we went through,” Cuomo said.

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