Cuomo: NY making progress but needs to stay vigilant

WNYT Staff
Updated: July 09, 2020 02:16 PM
Created: July 09, 2020 01:44 PM

Gov. Cuomo continued his message Thursday that while New York continues to make progress in the fight against coronavirus, we need to stay vigilant.

The governor didn't give a briefing in-person Thursday, but he released new data.


The governor says out of 65,000+ tests on Wednesday, 0.89 percent of all tests in the state were positive.

There were another 584 people diagnosed with coronavirus.

There are currently 851 people in the hospital. Another eight people unfortunately died.

In the Capital Region, the positivity rate of tests was 0.7 percent on Wednesday, down from 0.9 percent on Tuesday.

In the Mohawk Valley, the positivity rate has remained flat at 1.1 percent for several days.

"New York continues to make progress fighting COVID-19 through a smart, data-driven approach and the thoughtful actions of everyday citizens, who've been practicing social distancing, mask wearing and hand washing," said Gov. Cuomo in a statement. "But the surge in new cases and hospitalizations throughout the country - and the potential for those people to bring the virus into New York - combined with the complacency we've seen in parts of our own state is a potentially deadly mix. We need to stay vigilant and smart so we don't go back to the hell we experienced just two months ago. We are not out of the woods yet."

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