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Coronavirus hospitalizations in NY drop below 1,000 for first time since March

WNYT Staff
Updated: June 25, 2020 06:57 PM
Created: June 25, 2020 01:18 PM

Less than 1,000 people in New York state are now hospitalized with coronavirus. The last time hospitalizations were that low was March 18.

At the peak of the pandemic, 18,825 people were hospitalized.

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Another 17 people have unfortunately died from the virus, with 749 new cases diagnosed statewide.

Meanwhile, 1.1 percent of total tests in New York state came back positive on Wednesday.

The number of positive tests in the Capital Region was 0.8 percent Wednesday, up from 0.2 percent on Tuesday.

The number of positive tests in the Mohawk Valley was 2.2 percent Wednesday, down from 2.3 percent on Tuesday.

The Mohawk Valley, which includes Fulton, Montgomery, and Schoharie counties, will start Phase 4 of re-opening on Friday, along with the North County, Central New York, Finger Lakes, and Southern Tier.

The Capital Region is set to begin Phase 4 on July 1.

However, while malls, movie theaters, and gyms were originally included in Phase 4, Gov. Cuomo's office says further review will be needed, citing recent surges in other states that had a wide-range of businesses re-open.

New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut also imposed a 14-day quarantine on travelers coming from several hotspot states, including Arizona, Florida, and Texas, which took effect Wednesday at midnight.


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