Governor Cuomo makes an announcement and holds briefing on COVID-19 response at Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.
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Coronavirus deaths in New York state have fallen beneath 100, Gov. Andrew Cuomo mentioned on Saturday, marking the bottom every day demise toll from the virus since March 24.
The governor mentioned the 84 new reported deaths was a “tragedy” however that the downward pattern in every day deaths was an indication that the state is making important progress.
“The fact that it is down as low as it is, is really overall good news,” Cuomo mentioned throughout a press convention on the governor’s mansion in Albany. “In my head, I was always looking to get under 100. For me, it’s just a sign of real progress.”
The state at its peak reported greater than 3,100 new circumstances and near 800 fatalities a day in late March and early April. It has since skilled a continued decline in hospitalizations, intubations and new circumstances.
Cuomo mentioned that the mid-Hudson area will reopen beginning on Tuesday and Long Island will reopen on Wednesday as a part of the state’s Phase 1 plan, by which some nonessential companies will open beneath security protocols directed by the state.
The governor on Friday issued an govt order permitting teams of as much as 10 individuals anyplace in New York, so long as social distancing is maintained. New York City and the encircling areas haven’t reached state tips that might enable any reopening.
The virus continues to spread across the U.S., with greater than 1.6 million circumstances and at the least 96,007 fatalities.