NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the daily death toll caused by the coronavirus fell to 5 on Saturday - the lowest number New York state has recorded in more than three months.
Saturday’s total compared to 13 fatalities the day before as the number of fatalities caused by COVID-19 continues to fall.
The state’s daily death tally peaked at 799 on April 8.
Today's update on the numbers:— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 28, 2020
61,906 tests were performed yesterday. 616 tests came back positive (0.99% of total).
Total hospitalizations fell to 869.
Sadly, there were 5 COVID fatalities yesterday. pic.twitter.com/l9XHU0kbpN
The governor cautioned that the numbers could spike again if New Yorkers let down their guard down and fail to follow social distancing and mask-wearing requirements.