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Cuomo says COVID-19 cases will rise again in NY, but for now data remains positive

On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

“New York State continues to move forward combatting COVID-19 with its phased, data-driven reopening in the face of alarming increases in cases throughout the country and in the nationwide death rate,” Governor Cuomo said. “What’s happening elsewhere in the United States is very concerning to us here at home, and our ability to avoid the same fate rests on New Yorkers’ willingness to wear masks, socially distance and wash their hands, and local governments’ willingness to enforce state guidelines. Today’s numbers remain low and stable, but it is up to us to keep it that way. Being New York Tough isn’t easy, but New Yorkers have shown the nation that we can effectively fight the virus when we all come together, and I urge them not to give up any ground now.”

During a radio appearance on Friday, the Governor said that he expected an uptick in cases across New York as cases rise across the U.S.

New York State says it’s closely monitoring an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Rensselaer County, a number of which are being investigated as being linked to several individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 after traveling back to New York from Georgia. They are in isolation and the New York State Department of Health and Rensselaer County Health Department are conducting contact tracing.

Sunday’s data is summarized below:

Patient Hospitalization – 801 (+2)
Patients Newly Admitted – 75 (+0)
Hospital Counties – 28
Number ICU – 174 (-3)
Number ICU with Intubation – 102 (+2)
Total Discharges – 71,565 (+88)
Deaths – 5
Total Deaths – 24,979

Of the 62,418 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 677, or 1.08 percent, were positive.