COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York at lowest since mid-March

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People are seen as social distancing as the sun sets over the Hudson River Greenway near Chelsea Piers on August 01, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld / Getty Images)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday that the number of hospitalizations in the state due to COVID-19 was at its lowest since the start of the pandemic.

Only 556 people statewide were reportedly hospitalized for COVID-19 on Saturday, the lowest number since March 17. Three new deaths were also reported, bringing the state’s three-day moving average to four, the lowest number since mid-March. No deaths have been reported in New York.

“We have now performed over 6 million tests, and the numbers are pretty much where we want them to be, which is great news and indicates our plan is working,” Governor Cuomo said. “However, context matters, and there are storm clouds on the horizon in the form of new cases across the country and a lack of compliance here in the state, and I urge New Yorkers to stay smart in New York; and local governments to properly apply state advice. ”

In neighboring New Jersey, only 331 new positive cases were reported, a drop in totals from recent increases that alarmed local officials. Six new deaths have also been reported.

According to Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 4.6 million cases of coronavirus in the United States, and nearly 155,000 people have died so far.

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