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NY COVID-19 test count hits 7 million; 6 deaths Saturday

Posted at 1:11 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 20:19:23-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York says the number of coronavirus tests coming back positive remained below 1% for a ninth consecutive day Saturday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state has now done 7 million COVID-19 tests.

The numbers released Sunday show six people died a day earlier and 527 were in the hospital.

New COVID-19 cases were confirmed in more than half of the state’s 62 counties. The 607 new cases represent .78% of those tested.

In all, New York has seen 25,250 virus-related deaths.

On Monday, Cuomo is expected to release long-awaited reopening guidance for gyms.