CORONAVIRUS IN NY: Death toll rises to 22,461; elective surgeries to resume in Westchester and Suffolk, horse tracks and Watkins Glen can reopen

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that another 157 people died from the coronavirus in New York state since Friday as he announced the reopening of horse racing tracks and Watkins Glen.

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The state's death toll is now 22,461, with 345,813 cases now reported statewide.

New daily deaths have been between 100 and 200 all week. There were 132 new deaths reported Friday.

Cuomo said total hospitalizations and intubations are down, as are new hospitalizations, which dropped to 400.