STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo updated New Yorkers about the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the state on the eve of Phase 3 reopening in the Big Apple.
Of the 63,415 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 533, or 0.84% were positive, said Cuomo. Positive tests in New York City were at 1.50% on Thursday; 1.40% on Friday and .90% on Saturday.
According to Cuomo’s office, Sunday’s data is as follows:
Patient hospitalization – 832 (-12)Patients newly admitted – 54 (-9)Number ICU – 178 (-12)Number ICU with intubation – 116 (-3)Total discharges – 70,968 (+91)Total deaths – 24,904
NO INDOOR DINING IN PHASE 3
Cuomo also reaffirmed on Sunday that Phase 3 of opening in NYC after the coronavirus pandemic would exclude indoor dining.
“New York City is a crowded, dense urban area and — until recently — was the global epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis,” 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,” he added.
Restaurants in all other regions of the state have been allowed to open the indoor sections of their establishments when entering Phase 3.
On Tuesday, the state added an additional eight states to the recommended two-week quarantine for travelers coming to New York. Currently, travelers from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah, Texas, California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, and Tennessee are asked to quarantine.
Levels necessitating quarantine are based on a seven-day rolling average of either 10% statewide infection or a new-case rate of 10 per 100,000 residents.
The latest numbers in New York showed a seven-day rolling of average of 1.1% statewide infection, and 3.19 new cases per 100,000 residents. In New York City, those numbers are 1.1% and 3.61 per 100,000 residents.
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