New York still averaging less than 1% positive coronavirus tests

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Friday morning, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo released the state’s coronavirus numbers.

The good news is that hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are the lowest since March 18, with 765 people in the hospital with coronavirus-related issues. There were, however, 10 deaths related to the virus on Thursday.

New York State is still leading the nation in testing, and 78,239 tests were conducted on Thursday, with only 776 of those tests being positive, which is a less than 1% infection rate.

“Too many leaders throughout the country are still playing politics with this virus,” Governor Cuomo said. “Viruses respond to science and data — not political opinion. We know the prescription: masks, social distancing, and hand washing. That’s how we bent the curve in New York and that’s how we’ve kept our numbers so low as we see frightening spikes in the rest of the country. We need to keep being smart — and smart means enforcement of the health orders we’ve put in place that will keep us healthy and prevent us from going back to the hell we went through.”

Each region’s percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

REGIONTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAY
Capital Region2.10%0.80%1.10%
Central New York1.30%1.00%0.60%
Finger Lakes1.20%0.90%0.90%
Long Island1.00%0.90%0.90%
Mid-Hudson1.40%1.10%0.80%
Mohawk Valley1.00%1.00%1.80%
New York City1.30%1.20%1.00%
North Country0.30%0.60%0.30%
Southern Tier1.30%0.50%0.70%
Western New York1.60%1.00%1.20%

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