NEW YORK (77 WABC) — With New York City set for reopening in phase one tomorrow, Governor Cuomo said they are expanding COVID-19 testing.
They will perform 35,000 tests a day in the five boroughs to closely monitor the restart. The state is also prioritizing 15 test sites in the city for those who took part in any of the recent protests.
The governor said more than 60,000 tests were done Saturday with approximately 1% positive for the coronavirus, the lowest level since March 16.
Cuomo said the number of deaths rose to 45 in the past 24 hours.
He has decided to let outdoor, socially distanced graduation ceremonies take place starting June 26. No more than 150 people can attend any one graduation.
Cuomo said could be altered based on any outbreaks.
Numerous lawmakers from both sides of the aisle were pushing Cuomo to allow outdoor graduations.
The Hudson Valley enters phase two on Tuesday, Long Island on Wednesday.
Yesterday New York did 60,435 COVID tests.
Only 781 of the tests were positive — about 1%.
That’s very good news.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 7, 2020
Points to looting last week . Says “it shook people to their core.”
— Zack Fink (@ZackFinkNews) June 7, 2020