New York breaks record for one-day COVID-19 tests – CBS New York


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork / AP) – New York on Friday broke a coronavirus testing record by performing 82,737 tests, the most ever carried out in a single day in the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a tweet on Saturday.Of those 82,737 tests, 753, or 0.91%, were positive for COVID-19. State data released on Saturday also showed there were 581 total hospitalizations on Friday and four deaths.

Cuomo urged residents to remain vigilant and not to attend crowded parties, noting that Saturday marked five months since the first confirmed coronavirus case in New York City.

“Since then, we have lowered the infection rate through our collective action. Our future ALWAYS depends on what we do today and every day, ”he tweeted.

New Jersey, meanwhile, is monitoring a spike in cases. There was some optimistic news on Saturday, however. The number of new cases in the state fell just below 400 on Friday from nearly 700 the day before. The state has reported 11 new deaths.

Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday warned residents to avoid large gatherings or he could be forced to reinstate some restrictions.

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