NY reports 533 new Covid-19 Cases on Saturday

13 New Cases in Erie County

WBEN Newsroom
July 03, 2020 - 9:36 pm
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(WBEN/AP)  New Covid-19 numbers from Governor Cuomo this morning. As of yesterday the state tested over 63-thousand people with 533 being positive.

Out of that Erie County tested 7,475 with 13 new cases being found.

So far in this epidemic some 397-thousand New Yorkers have been tested.

Cuomo today announced that New York City will enter Phase Three of reopening tomorrow, but that indoor dining will not reopen there.

Here is the latest update:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York City will enter Phase Three of reopening tomorrow, but that indoor dining will not reopen there. The governor also updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

"New York City is a crowded, dense urban area and -- until recently -- was the global epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis," Governor Cuomo said.  "Out of an abundance of caution and after seeing other states' experiences with indoor dining, we will wait to reopen it as the city moves to Phase Three tomorrow.   As we end this holiday weekend, I urge everyone to be New York Tough: wear a mask, socially distance, use hand sanitizer and continue the smart practices that have made our state a national leader in combatting this virus.  I also remind local governments of their duty to enforce the standards that have made NY's reopening safe and successful."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

Patient Hospitalization - 832 (-12)

Patients Newly Admitted - 54 (-9)

Hospital Counties - 28

Number ICU - 178 (-12)

Number ICU with Intubation - 116 (-3)

Total Discharges - 70,968 (+91)

Deaths - 8

Total Deaths - 24,904

 

EARLIER STORY:

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York state reported 918 new coronavirus infections and nine deaths from COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.

The 918 figure recorded Thursday represents the first time more than 900 new infections have been reported since June 12, when 916 people tested positive for the virus statewide.

“The more than 900 new cases in New York yesterday, while representing just 1.38% of tests, is a reminder that the virus is still here,” the Democratic governor said in a news release.

He added, “I cannot repeat enough that our actions today —those of individuals being smart and following all precautions, and local governments enforcing the state’s guidelines — will determine which direction these numbers go.”

The percentage of New York state residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 each day has hovered around 1% to 2% over the past week, despite concerns that protests last month over the death of George Floyd might have fueled a new surge.

More than 24,800 people with COVID-19 have died in New York hospitals and nursing homes since the first deaths were reported in March.

Locally, in Erie County, 39 COVID-19 cases were confirmed July 2, according to County Executive Mark Poloncarz.

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