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Positive COVID-19 tests across NYS under 1% for 24th consecutive day

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a recent COVID-19 briefing.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU patients have dropped to new lows statewide.

Hospitalizations dropped to 418, a new low since March 16, and the number of patients in ICUs dropped to 109, a new low since March 15.

Results out of 66,000 tests across the state were at a positive rate of 0.99%, under 1% for a 24th straight day.

Sunday, one person was reported to have died from COVID-19 in New York State, in Westchester County, which is the lowest single-day death toll.

But the governor is still watching us here in Western New York.

"Western New York still has a caution flag flying," Cuomo said. "We did rapid testing yesterday. The number yesterday was at 2%. The hospitalizations are ticking up."

Cuomo called for increased compliance from individuals and local municipalities across the region.
 

Mark Wozniak, WBFO's local All Things Considered host, has been at WBFO since mid-1978.
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