Coronavirus in NY: Hospitalizations drop below 800, lowest since mid-March

Henrietta Strickland
July 13, 2020

"New York's COVID-19 numbers are stable and continue to trend in the right direction, but amid an alarming spike in cases throughout the nation and reports of lack of compliance here at home, it's vitally important that residents continue practicing the behaviors that have successfully bent the curve", Governor Cuomo said in a statement. Overall, the state has reported 24,979 people have died from Covid-19.

The state's three-day average death toll, seven, is the lowest since March 16. The last time that three-day fatality average was that low was March 16 - almost four months ago.

On Friday, just 75 people statewide were newly admitted to hospitals, Cuomo said in a news release.

Cuomo continued to call for caution, noting the rising number of cases in other states.

New daily caseloads in NY have been below 1,000 during July.

With the lower rates of transmission reported, some visitors will be allowed back in nursing homes as NY continues its reopening process, the state Department of Health announced Friday. Of those, just 730, or 1.05%, were positive, which is consistent with testing results in recent days.

"Throughout this pandemic, we've made progress by recognizing that state and local governments can't fight the virus on their own-the efforts of everyday New Yorkers to socially distance, wear masks and wash their hands are central to our ability to slow the spread and save lives", Governor Cuomo said.

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