New York hospitalizations fall below 800 for first time since March – NBC New York

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The number of people staying in New York hospitals due to the coronavirus fell below 800 for the first time since March, another sign of progress in state efforts to combat the virus and prevent epidemics in as part of a national increase in cases.

NBC News reported on Friday evening that the United States had reached a record number of positive coronavirus cases in a single day: more than 70,000. Nationally, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases exceeded 3.1 million – which means that almost one in 100 people has been confirmed infected – and the death toll is more than 134,000, according to a count by NBC News.

As of Friday, nearly 70,000 coronavirus tests were done in New York, reported the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo. 730 tests gave positive results – just over 1%.

But Governor Andrew Cuomo anticipates a further increase in cases amid epidemics in other states. The governor has recognized the limits to the application of quarantine rules for travelers returning from states with increasing transmission rates.

“The only question is how far our rate goes,” Cuomo said in an interview with WAMC radio on Friday. “You can’t have it all across the country and not come back. ”

Hospitalizations fell to 799 on Friday – the first time the total has dropped below 800 since March 16, Cuomo said. Six other people died from the virus, bringing the death toll to 24,974.

“Throughout this pandemic, we have made progress in recognizing that state and local governments cannot fight the virus alone. spread and save lives, “Cuomo said in a press release.

The Arizona emergency nurse answered the call for help in New York when he discovered he had cancer and started the long battle ahead, reports Gilma Avalos.

On Friday, public health officials announced a major policy change by allowing visits to retirement homes for the first time in months. The announcement came when the number of coronavirus cases in the state exceeded 400,000.

Visits can only resume in facilities without COVID-19 for at least 28 days, said Dr. Howard Zucker, state health commissioner. In addition, residents will only be allowed two visitors at a time, who must be temperature controlled and follow face covering and social isolation practices.



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