NYC reports no new coronavirus deaths in one day for the first time since mid-March as the city prepares for reopening next week
- Zero new deaths were confirmed within a 24-hour period between Tuesday and Wednesday, according to preliminary data from the city’s health department
- It is possible that the number may be upgraded due to reporting delays
- Three suspected deaths in that period are still under investigation
- Despite those caveats, the latest numbers gave a welcome glimmer of hope for the next few weeks with hundreds of tragic losses a day
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New York City may have reached an important milestone in the fight against the corona virus, as no new deaths were reported between Tuesday and Wednesday.
According to preliminary data from the city’s health department, zero additional deaths were confirmed within these 24 days within 24 hours.
Officials warned that it is still possible that the number could be upgraded due to reporting delays and because the three likely deaths during that period are still under investigation.
Despite these caveats, the latest numbers gave a welcome glimmer of hope after weeks of hundreds of tragic losses.
“This is great news,” Mayor de Blasio’s press secretary, Freddi Goldstein, told New York Daily News.
New York City may have reached a major milestone in its fight against the corona virus, as no new deaths were reported between Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Tuesday.
“In light of extraordinary challenges, New Yorkers have made every effort to keep each other safe during the crisis,” said colleague De Blasio spokeswoman Avery Cohen.
“With hope on the horizon, we will continue to do everything we can to safely reopen without losing sight of the progress we have made.”
The death toll in New York City is currently 21,752. That includes 16,992 confirmed deaths, meaning the person tested positive and 4,760 probable, meaning the person showed telltale symptoms but did not test positive.
The death toll rose by 59 on Wednesday, but those deaths had occurred on earlier dates rather than the 24-hour period Tuesday through Wednesday.
Total death toll in New York City increased by 59 on Wednesday due to deaths from previous days, but was not yet confirmed
At least 202,319 coronavirus infections have been confirmed in New York City since Thursday
The last time the city saw an increase of zero daily deaths was on March 12 – a day after the city’s first death was confirmed.
At the height of the pandemic in April, the Big Apple regularly reported more than 500 new fatalities every day – with the biggest increase of 806 on April 7.
At least 202,319 coronavirus infections have been confirmed in New York City since Thursday – far more than in any other city in the United States.
The city will finally begin phase one of its reopening plan on Monday, June 8, marking the end of a grueling 11-week closure.
On Thursday, De Blasio announced that restaurants in the city could reopen as early as July when phase two kicks off.
New York City will finally begin phase one of its reopening plan on Monday, June 8, marking the end of a grueling 11-week shutdown. Pictured: People drink and socialize outdoor bars in the East Village on May 24