New York has taken another step on the road to recovery from COVID-19 as we see the lowest infection rate since the start of the epidemic.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the number of New Yorkers who test positive is now 0.66%. This marks the 17th day in a row that less than 1% of the state’s population has tested positive.
The Hudson Valley is consistent with the statewide picture. In the last check, more than 7,000 people were tested for COVID-19. Of these, only 59 were positive.
There are now 21 new cases of coronavirus in Westchester and 10 in Rockland and Dutchess counties. There are nine in Orange and seven in Ulster counties.
“Our numbers continue to show some improvement and stabilization compared to what we have in the past. ”
Westchester County Director George Latimer said that over the past month the county has maintained roughly the same number of active COVID-19 cases.
There are currently 477, while a month ago the number was 474.
Latimer says what’s even more promising is that that number has been relatively stable, although the county is testing an additional 134,000 people.