COVID-19 infection rate below 1% for 30 consecutive days, hospitalizations hit new low – CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The coronavirus infection rate in New York has remained below 1% for 30 consecutive days and hospitalizations from the virus have fallen to a new low, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday.According to the governor, only 0.85% of Saturday’s COVID-19 tests came back positive. The state’s 410 hospitalizations are the lowest since March 16.

“We know from experience that a gradual, data-driven reopening is the best way to protect the health and safety of all New Yorkers. As this virus continues to be a national crisis, it is clear that caution is a virtue, not a vice, ”Cuomo said. ” Our actions today determine tomorrow’s infection rate, so as Labor Day weekend continues, I urge everyone to be smart so that we don’t see a spike in them. weeks to come.

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

There were nine new coronavirus deaths reported in New York on Saturday.

Further, according to Cuomo, the State Liquor Authority cited eight restaurants and bars – all in New York and Long Island – for failing to follow social distancing, mask requirements or other guidelines.

For more information on the latest coronavirus statistics, visit forward.ny.gov.

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