New York COVID-19 hospitalizations, 3-day average deaths fall to new low

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NEW YORK, July 11 (Xinhua) -- COVID-19 hospitalizations and the three-day average death toll in the U.S. state of New York dropped to the lowest level since March, the state governor's office said on Saturday.

Total hospitalizations on Friday was 799, the first time to drop below 800 since March 18; The three-day average death toll dropped to 7, the lowest since March 16, the office said.

"As we allow ourselves to celebrate some good news ... I urge residents to stay New York Tough and not give up the ground we've worked so hard to gain together, particularly in the face of rising cases throughout the country and compliance issues here at home," said Governor Andrew Cuomo in a press release.

Of the 69,203 tests conducted across the state on Friday, 730, or 1.05 percent were positive, bringing the statewide COVID-19 case to 401,029, the governor said.

In an interview on WAMC Northeast Public Radio late Friday, Cuomo said that despite a 14-day quarantine for people coming to New York from high-risk states, he was still concerned about a resurgence here.

"How do you catch somebody driving in, right? I mean, it's very very difficult, it's trying to catch water in a screen," he said.

"It rises up in the other states and then is going to come back here from the other states. That's what's going to happen. The only question is how far up our rate goes. But you can't have it all across the country and not come back," he added.

Starting on Sunday, concessions will be allowed to open with restrictions at state ocean and lakefront beaches, the governor said late Friday.

"As always, New Yorkers and visitors must adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear face masks as appropriate, and local governments will be actively monitoring to ensure compliance," said Cuomo in a press release. Enditem

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