COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York drop for day 3

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ALBANY, NY (AP) – Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in New York City fell for a third day in a row, state officials reported on Saturday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there were 523 hospitalizations reported on Friday, a decrease of 31 from the previous day and the lowest total since March 17. There were 573 hospital patients statewide a week earlier.

New York, an early pandemic hotspot, has been largely successful in controlling the virus recently. There were 734 new cases reported, or 0.83% of 88,668 tests.

There have been five additional deaths reported in New York City. The state’s pandemic death toll is over 25,200.(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.

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