COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York drop for 3rd day

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in New York dropped for a third straight day, state officials reported Saturday.

News 12 Staff

Aug 15, 2020, 7:14 PM

Updated 1,340 days ago

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in New York dropped for a third straight day, state officials reported Saturday.
 
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there were 523 reported hospitalizations Friday, a decrease of 31 from the previous day and the lowest total since March 17. There were 573 patients hospitalized statewide a week earlier.
 
New York, an early pandemic hotspot, has largely managed to keep the virus in check recently. There were 734 newly reported cases, reflecting 0.83% of 88,668 tests.
 
There were five additional deaths reported in New York. The state's pandemic death toll is above 25,200.

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