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New low for COVID-19 infections statewide

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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.

Alex Crichton is host of All Things Considered on WXXI-AM 1370. Alex delivers local news, weather and traffic reports beginning at 4:00 p.m. each weekday.
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