What there is to know
- Health officials have only reported five COVID deaths in New York State on Sunday, the first single-digit death toll since the start of the pandemic
- NY summer day camps may open Monday, although some open the following week to meet new health regulations
- The interior parts of the NJ shopping centers may also open on Monday; face covers must be worn and all stores are capped at 50% of their capacity
New York State took an important step in the fight against the coronavirus on Sunday when health officials reported less than double-digit daily deaths for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
Infection rates and daily indicators have trended positively for the state in recent weeks, with daily deaths pending in adolescents. According to the state, only five people died on Saturday of COVID-19.
At the height of the pandemic’s grip on the three states, New York alone recorded nearly 800 deaths in a single day. Although the state has shown considerable progress in reducing infection rates and hospitalizations, authorities believe the first wave of the coronavirus is far from over.
“This is the continuation of the first wave and it was a failed effort to stop the first wave in this country,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday morning on “Meet the Press,” adding that COVID hospitalizations from the ‘State had fallen below 800.
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have moved to other phases of each state’s reopening schedule, while other states have suspended or canceled portions of their own reopening. On Friday, the number of new confirmed cases of coronavirus per day in the United States reached a record level.
The United States has the most cases in the world, with more than 2.5 million confirmed infections and some 125,000 deaths, according to the number of Johns Hopkins. But health officials believe the actual number of infections is about 10 times higher.
“I am now afraid of the spread from other states because we are one country and people are traveling,” said Cuomo. “I’m afraid the infection rate in other states will come back to New York and increase that rate again. ”
The Cuomo office on Saturday announced a possible high school diploma epidemic in Westchester County. Health officials suspect that four students tested positive after being in contact with a fifth who traveled to Florida before attending the outdoor ceremony. The announcement follows the announcement of two other state clusters from an apple packing plant; at least 120 cases have been confirmed between Oswego and Montgomery County.
Last week, the governors of the three states ordered a quarantine restriction for states that have recently seen an increase in coronavirus infections. The states subject to the governors’ order have a positive test rate greater than 10 per 100,000 population, or higher than a 10% test positivity rate on a seven-day moving average.
In addition to restrictions on who enters New York from coronavirus hotspots, Governor Cuomo signed an executive order making New Yorkers ineligible for paid sick leave if they voluntarily travel to hotspot states.
New York now has the lowest seven-day average positivity rate in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins. Even the former epicenter of the national crisis, New York, has one of the lowest COVID transmission rates in the United States, the two deadliest COVID counties, Queens and Brooklyn, see daily positivity rates below 1.5% on a consistent basis.
New Jersey has also dramatically lowered its infection rate, although Murphy has worried about the increasing share of young people in COVID cases, a trend reflecting what health officials are reporting in many others. American states.