NYS COVID-19 hospitalizations, three-day average death toll lowest since March

Posted at 11:35 AM, Jul 11, 2020

NEW YORK (WKBW) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the state's COVID-19 hospitalizations and three-day average death toll are each the lowest since March.

The state's COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped to 799, the lowest since March 18.

The state's three-day average death toll, seven, is the lowest since March 16.

The governor's office says of the 69,203 COVID-19 tests conducted in NYS yesterday 730, which is 1.05 percent, were positive.

"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. "As we allow ourselves to celebrate some good news—that hospitalizations have dropped below 800 for the first time since March 18 and the three-day average death toll is at its lowest since March 16—I urge residents to stay New York Tough and not give up the ground we've worked so hard to gain together, particularly in the face of rising cases throughout the country and compliance issues here at home."

The entire state has entered Phase Four of the New York Forward program with the exception of the New York City region which is in Phase Three.

The New York State Department of Health announced Friday it would allow for limited visitations at nursing homes and long term care facilities.