NYC’s positive test rate drops to 1% for the first time since the pandemic started from a peak of 71% as the city continues to phase 3 of reopening – but Governor Cuomo cancels state grant and orders from cinemas and casinos remain closed
- The percentage of people who test positive for COVID-19 in New York City has fallen to just 1%, Mayor Bill De Blasio announced Monday
- At the peak of the pandemic, 71% of people tested proved positive for the virus
- On Monday, New York City entered phase three of reopening, which means nail salons, spas, and basketball and tennis courts can open
- Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the State Fair 2020 in Syracuse will be canceled
New York City has a one percent percentage positive, Mayor Bill de Blasio proudly announced Monday.
It’s a victory for the city that was the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, and at the height of the crisis, 71 percent of people tested for the virus proved positive.
And, most importantly, the percentage of people across the city who test positive for COVID-19, a 15 percent threshold – and today, the lowest we’ve ever seen, one percent. So that’s great, ”said De Blasio at his daily coronavirus news conference.
The Big Apple is reporting 213,852 cases of the virus and 18,583 deaths with an additional 4607 likely to kill, according to government data from Sunday.
On Monday, Mayor Bill De Blasio announced that New York City has a one percent positivity rate, a big win for the city with a 71 percent positivity rate at the height of the pandemic
This chart shows how the number of NYC residents who tested positive remained low in late June, hitting one percent on Sunday
This graph shows how the percentage of people with positive COVID-19 test results decreased from April to July
Hospital admissions for the virus have also declined dramatically in the Big Apple.
“At the height of this crisis, we had 850 people hospitalized in one day for suspected COVID-19, compared to the 62 we had admitted today,” said De Blasio.
“At the peak, we had tested 71 percent positive compared to the one percent today, far too proud of it,” he added summarizing Sunday data.
Monday also marks the beginning of New York City entering phase 3 of reopening, meaning nail salons and spas can finally open their doors after months of closure, and basketball courts and tennis courts will open as well.
Indoor dining, however, remains closed. Casinos and cinemas will also remain closed.
The New Yorkers pictured enjoyed an outdoor dining area on Sunday, with some people wearing masks and keeping social distance
Monday marks the beginning of New York City that phase 3 is reopening, meaning nail studios and spas can finally open their doors after months of closure, and basketball courts and tennis courts will also open
“At the height of this crisis, we had hospitalized 850 people for suspected COVID-19 in one day, compare it to the 62 we had admitted today,” De Blasio said Monday. A man who has his coronavirus antibody test above on May 15 in Brooklyn
The mayor announced that the authorities inspected the bars and restaurants in the city this weekend to see if they complied with the outdoor seating and social distance rules and that of the 1,000 places surveyed, 85 percent complied.
While things seem to be taking off in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo still voiced his caution and announced Monday that the New York State Fair 2020 will be officially canceled.
The fair usually takes place in Syracuse in late August last year with at least 1.33million people during the fair’s 13-day run.
“This is a very difficult one. We have a fantastic state fair in Syracuse, ”Cuomo said at his daily press conference on Monday. In April, Cuomo said the future of summer fairs and festivals would be a “state-wide decision.”
Nationally, there are more than 2.8 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 130,000 deaths.