NY State's COVID Hospitalizations, ICU Patients at New Low

By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York’s coronavirus numbers “continue to remain low and steady” as the state reported the lowest number of hospitalizations and intensive care patients since the pandemic began in March.

In a press release Saturday, Cuomo said the number of patients in ICUs with the virus had reached its lowest level since March 16—149 patients statewide on Friday.

Hospitalizations also continued their decline, dropping to 646 on Friday, which is the lowest number since March 18.

The state reported 10 new deaths from the virus, bringing the death toll to 25,103.

Of the 71,466 people tested Friday, 750 people, or 1.05 percent, were positive for the virus. The total number of cases is now 411,200.

Patient Hospitalization - 646 (-4)Patients Newly Admitted - 91 (+34)Hospital Counties - 30Number ICU - 149 (-7)Number ICU with Intubation - 94 (+1)Total Discharges - 72,632 (+80)Deaths - 10Total Deaths - 25,103“New York State's numbers continue to show progress in the midst of alarming increases in COVID-19 cases throughout the country and a renewed need to ensure compliance with state guidance here at home,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Yesterday's numbers show New York's hospitalizations continue to decrease and its rate of positive tests remains low, but it's essential that we stay vigilant by social distancing, wearing masks and washing our hands as this pandemic is far from over.”

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