NEW YORK (77 WABC) — New York is seeing progress in combating the coronavirus data.
Governor Cuomo said total hospitalization dropped to 857 Friday, while patients in the ICU also decreased by 21.
There were 9 deaths in the previous 24 hours.
“Yesterday, hospitalizations continued to decline and we saw a low rate of positive tests, which show the state continues on the right track as we practice a slow, data-driven and incremental reopening,” Cuomo said.
Cuomo said the number of people with positive tests yesterday was 1.38%.
“I cannot repeat enough that our actions today – those of individuals being smart and following all precautions, and local governments enforcing the state’s guidelines – will determine which direction these numbers go. This holiday weekend please wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, and stay New York smart.”
Positive results did jump slightly in New York City to 1.5%, while Long Island lowered the positivity rate to .09%.
Today's update on the numbers:
66,392 tests were performed yesterday. 918 tests came back positive (1.38% of total).
Total hospitalizations fell to 857.
Sadly, there were 9 COVID fatalities yesterday. pic.twitter.com/JuLH9YB1EU
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) July 3, 2020