Hochul: NY COVID cases drop 66.6% in two weeks

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Gov. Kathy Hochul says there’s been a 66.6% drop in COVID cases in New York in just two weeks. Hospitalizations are also down.

Hochul said the state will deploy more National Guard members to help in nursing homes.

She said they’re realizing the staff are exhausted and have been overworked.

"So we already had about 120 medically-trained National Guard members in there. Now we’re deploying 88 non-medical, because we just need the extra set of hands in our nursing homes to give out support to our frontline staff. That’s starting very shortly," said Hochul.

When asked about when masks will no longer be needed in schools, she said it would be negligent to predict that.