New low for COVID-19 infections statewide
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New Yorkers should be proud of their hard work and discipline, which led to another day of record low numbers for COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU patients and intubations statewide.
Cuomo reported on Sunday that the number of hospitalizations fell to 472 as of Saturday, a new low since March 16. There were 110 patients in intensive care, the lowest since March 15. And intubations, or patients on a ventilator, fell to 50 statewide, a new low since mid-March.
Cuomo said the state conducted over 74,000 tests Saturday and 0.77% came back positive. The infection rate was even better in the Finger Lakes region, at .5%. And overall, it was the 16th day in a row with a state infection rate of below 1%.
Cuomo also reminded New Yorkers that the virus is still surging in parts of the country, and until there’s a vaccine, people can’t become complacent about the risks they face. He said that means people need to be smart, follow the guidance, wear masks and socially distance themselves.