NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — More than 100,000 coronavirus tests were given across New York on Saturday, a new milestone for the state as the number of hospitalizations and intubations continued to decline to new lows.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that there were 100,022 tests statewide on Saturday.
“That’s the most tests that we have ever done in a single day,” Cuomo said during a morning conference call with reporters.
Of the 100,022 tests, a total of 698 came back positive—an infection rate of 0.69 percent.
The state’s infection rate has now been below 1 percent for 23 straight days, Cuomo said.
“That is really great news, especially when you consider what’s going on around the country and around the world,” he said.
Hospitalizations also reached a new low since March 16, with 429 patients hospitalized, 29 fewer than on Friday.
The number of intubations also dropped to a new low since March 14, with 47 patients intubated. The number of patients in intensive care is 112.
There were eight coronavirus deaths across the state on Saturday, including two in Queens, one in Westchester and one in Nassau.
The state’s death toll is now 25,327. The total number of cases is now 434,100.
Cuomo also announced that the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,734 establishments in New York City and Long Island and found 11 that were not in compliance with state requirements. Six of them were in Suffolk, four were in Queens and one was in Manhattan.