COVID-19 hospitalization, deaths drop to new low in New York

AmNews Staff Reports | 9/3/2020, midnight
COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU patients drop to new lows in New York State, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU patients drop to new lows in New York State, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Hospitalizations dropped to 418, a new low since March 16, and the number of patients in ICUs dropped to 109, a new low since March 15. On Aug. 30, one person was reported to have died from COVID-19 in New York State, which is the lowest single-day death toll. No deaths were reported in New York City.

Cuomo also confirmed 656 additional cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 434,756 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 66,241 test results reported to New York State on Aug 30, 656 or 0.99%, were positive.

The governor confirmed that New Yorkers flattened the curve and saved lives by wearing masks and practicing social distancing.