NY COVID-19 Tests Reach 7 Million; 6 dead on Saturday – NBC New York


The number of New York coronavirus tests coming back positive remained below 1% for a ninth consecutive day as the total number of tests conducted statewide during the pandemic reached 7 million, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday. .

Six people died on Saturday, he said, and 527 were in hospital.

“Our numbers reflect the hard work of New Yorkers, and as other states across the country see increasing cases, our numbers remain consistently low,” Cuomo said in a press release, calling the test milestones “achievements. remarkable ”.

New cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in more than half of the state’s 62 counties. The 607 new cases were 0.78% of those tested and brought the state’s total to 425,508. In all, New York has recorded 25,250 deaths related to the virus.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, which go away within two to three weeks. For some, especially the elderly and people with existing health problems, it can lead to more serious illness, including pneumonia and death.

You can go on strike – or visit a museum – in just a few weeks. Andrew Siff reports.

On Friday, Cuomo said bowling alleys in New York City would be allowed to reopen Monday with specific changes. The lanes must separate the bowling games by a lane and all food and beverages must be ordered and delivered to the bowlers at their lane to minimize movement. Occupancy should be capped at 50% and masks are needed indoors, Cuomo said.

Advice from state officials on gyms will come on Monday, he said.


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