New York has reached the lowest hospital admissions of the coronavirus at 799 since mid-March, Cuomo says
New York has reached the lowest hospital admissions and the lowest three-day average death toll since mid-March, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday.
The number of hospital admissions in New York fell for the first time since March 18 from 800 to 799 on Friday, as Cuomo praised New Yorkers for their work in following coronavirus protocols.
Cuomo revealed on Saturday morning that the state’s three-day average death toll has also dropped to seven people, the lowest since March 16.
There were six coronavirus deaths in New York Friday, bringing the total death toll to 24,974.
It marks an incredible turning point for the state at the epicenter of the country’s outbreak just a few weeks ago, as new cases and deaths reached alarming numbers.
On Friday, hospital admissions of the coronavirus in New York fell below 800 for the first time since March 18, marking a marked reversal for the state at the heart of the outbreak
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday that New York has achieved the lowest hospital admissions and the lowest three-day average death toll since mid-March
Governor Andrew Cuomo warned New Yorkers to continue social distance
However, Governor Cuomo warned that “the virus will not take a weekend off”, calling for caution and calling on the residents of the state to continue to take social distance and wear masks in light of the spike in cases in other states.
He added that the progress the state has made is due to its residents’ willingness to follow protocols.
“During this pandemic, we made progress recognizing that state and local governments cannot fight the virus alone,” Governor Cuomo said in a statement.
“The efforts of everyday New Yorkers to distance themselves socially, wear masks, and wash their hands are central to our ability to slow down the spread and save lives.”
While the number of New Yorkers suffering from coronavirus continues to decline, Cuomo has expressed concerns that a resurgence of cases is inevitable due to outbreaks in other states.
“I urge residents to stay New York Tough and not give up on the land we’ve worked so hard to win together, especially in light of rising business across the country and compliance issues here at home, Cuomo warned.
“Wear a mask. Keep two meters apart. Wash your hands with soap. Be smart. It’s up to us, New York, ”he added in a tweet.
An additional 730 coronavirus cases were confirmed on Friday, bringing the total to 401,029 for the state.
New York City was responsible for 307 of these new cases, leaving 218,710 total positive tests, according to the state health service.
76 new cases were confirmed in Suffolk County and 51 in Erie.
Outside of NYC, the highest number of cases is in Nassau County (42,267) and Suffolk County (41,987).
Of the tests conducted in New York yesterday, only 1.05 percent were positive. A total of 69,203 tests were performed.
Cuomo said that only 1.05 percent of the tests returned positive on Friday
Western New York and Central New York had the highest percentage of positive tests.
There were 75 new hospital admissions, down from 12 the previous day.
The six deaths from news mean the state is getting closer to 25,000 deaths.
Every region of the state is now in phase four of reopening, except for NYC which remains in phase three.
As coronavirus numbers in New York are improving, the death rate of the U.S. coronavirus has started to rise again, driven by Florida, Texas and other states in the south and west, where infections have exploded in recent weeks.
Grim figures show that the long-awaited resurgence of the nation’s daily death toll has begun, with another 802 deaths on Friday.
The seven-day moving average has risen by nearly 100 victims in the past two weeks alone, driven by a record number of new cases in several southern states, which are now starting to translate into a spike in deaths.
More than 134,000 Americans have died in the pandemic, and a leading medical expert has warned that it could reach 250,000 by the end of the year.
The number of deaths reported daily increased in the past two weeks in 27 states, driven by a smaller group of states with a record number of infections.
California has an average of 91 reported deaths per day, while Texas is close at 66.
Florida, Arizona, Illinois, New Jersey and South Carolina have also recorded significant increases.