New York State’s COVID-19 positivity rate remained below one percent for 31 consecutive days, the governor proudly announced.
Sunday’s COVID-19 test results were 0.88 percent positive and remained below 1 percent for a month – a major win for a state that was once the epicenter of a pandemic in the US.
New York State reported 520 new cases of virus on Sunday, bringing the total number of infections to 440,021 and the total number of hospital admissions to 413.
Two deaths were also recorded Sunday, bringing the state’s death toll to 25,361.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo commended New Yorkers for keeping the infection down and slowly stabilizing the state.
“Thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, our state has now spent a full month dealing with a COVID infection that remains below one percent,” he said in a press release on Monday.
New York State’s COVID-19 positivity rate remained below one percent for 31 days, the governor proudly announced Monday. This graph shows the number of people tested in the past seven days in blue and the number of positive results in yellow below
New York state has a total of 440,021 infections, 25,361 deaths and 413 total hospitalizations
“ Thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, our state has now spent a full month working on our COVID infection rate remaining below one percent, ” Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday, urging New Yorkers to “ stay smart ” the rest from Labor Day Weekend.
“Our numbers have remained stable even as we hit new milestones in our phased, data-driven reopening,” he added.
He urged New Yorkers to “stay smart” during the close of Labor Day weekend “so we can continue to celebrate progress.”
“It took all of us work to get here, and to protect this progress, we will all have to keep washing our hands, wearing our masks, staying socially aloof, and especially New York staying tough,” Cuomo said.
The State Liquor Authority and the State Police Task Force continued to crackdown on restaurants and bars and visited 1,064 establishments in New York City and Long Island on Saturday, where they found that seven companies were not compliant with state requirements.
Now restaurateurs fear that their business could go under during the pandemic if they cannot open fully or without an aid package.
A new shocking report claims that 63.6 percent of all restaurants in the state could close permanently by the end of the year without a comprehensive aid package
Eating indoors is still prohibited in New York City, but restaurants in other parts of the state allow it. People dining upstairs outside on August 31 in New York City
In April, the NYSRA found that as of early March, 527,000 jobs in the New York restaurant industry had been left or laid off. Outdoor restaurants pictured September 6 on 46th Street Street in NYC
A new shocking report claims that 63.6 percent of all restaurants in the state could close permanently by the end of the year without a comprehensive aid package.
Only 36.4 percent of restaurants said they would likely stay open.
Of the 63.6 percent who said they could close in 2020, 54.8 percent said they would close before November, the restaurant association found.
The New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA) surveyed 1,042 state restaurateurs in the last week of August and found that the restaurant industry is in dire need of federal financial assistance, said Fox5.
It is painfully clear that without financial support, the New York State restaurant industry could collapse. These recent survey results illustrate how dire the financial situation has become for most restaurants, and show how critical it is that elected officials understand the urgency of the situation, ” said Melissa Fleischut, the association’s president and CEO in a statement .
The NYSRA says commercial rent cuts, paid business interruption insurance claims, and allowing or increasing indoor dining are answers to help businesses stay afloat.
The New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA) surveyed 1,042 restaurateurs across the state in the last week of August and found that the restaurant industry is in dire need of federal financial assistance.
An earlier NYSRA poll in August found that 89.7 percent of New York restaurateurs said it is very or somewhat likely that their establishments will be profitable in the next six months.
The association also reported that restaurants lost $ 1.9 billion in sales in three weeks in March.
In April, the organization found that 527,000 jobs in the New York restaurant industry had been left or laid off as of early March.
New York is in the fourth phase of the reopening, which will allow zoos, botanical grades, museums and gyms to reopen.
But indoor dining is still closed in New York City, with the governor concerned about indoor dining compliance, noting that the Big Apple has not performed well when it comes to guarding bars.
Restaurants outside of New York City are allowed to dine indoors, but with a 50 percent capacity. However, gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited.
He said on Thursday that he called on Speaker Johnson to allow possibly 4,000 NYPD officers to check food indoors.
“If New York City can say that so many police officers, NYPD, can be put on a task force to check compliance, that’s something we can discuss,” Cuomo said.
‘City and state are in constant conversation. The sheriff’s office has done a great job, absolutely an excellent job enforcing restaurants and quarantine. The NYPD has a lot in hand, ”said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
‘Extremely frustrating. Restaurants seem to be on the line to die, ”restaurant owner John Philips told me CBS2.
He expressed frustration that indoor dining is still illegal in the Big Apple, while it is allowed in the rest of the state.
Are gyms open? I don’t know how much use that makes sense to me, ”Philips added.