“New Yorkers’ vigilance, courage and basic behaviors – wearing masks, hand washing and social estrangement – have led to our ability to control the virus, and we must continue on this path to success. Cuomo said.
The situation in New York contrasts sharply with other states, mainly in the south and west, which have experienced alarming peaks in cases in recent weeks after the implementation of aggressive reopening plans.
Texas recorded 10,000 new cases for consecutive days this week, while Florida recorded more than 10,000 new cases daily for the tenth time on Friday.
“As New York continues to show progress in the fight against COVID-19 with low hospitalizations and a low rate of positive cases, we remain alarmed by spikes in much of the country and the risk of a lack of home compliance as the state continues a gradual, data-based reopening, “said Cuomo.
A hundred people remain intubated in hospitals and 172 are treated in intensive care units of the Empire State, according to data published by the state health department. Cuomo said that out of 69,817 COVID-19 tests performed on Friday, 754 came back positive for a rate of 1.08%.