The an infection rate for the coronavirus in New York state plummeted to the bottom stage through the pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported Monday.
Of the 62,031 checks of New Yorkers reported Sunday, solely 408 got here up constructive for COVID-19 — or 0.66 p.c.
It was the 17th consecutive day that lower than 1 p.c of New Yorkers examined constructive.
“That’s the lowest an infection rate that we have now had since we began this, so that’s actually nice information,” the governor mentioned throughout a COVID-19 press briefing in New Hyde Park.
“It’s not simply that the 0.66 as at some point is nice information. It’s per what we’ve seen all alongside. For those who’ve been our an infection rate over the past couple of weeks, it has been beneath 1 p.c. So it’s not an anomaly.
“We’ve been doing a very good job controlling this virus. Congratulations to the folks of New York.”
The Well being Division figures additionally confirmed that 482 folks have been hospitalized for the virus and 7 died.
In different issues, Cuomo mentioned:
- The State Liquor Authority performed 3,964 compliance checks of eating places and pubs over the weekend however issued solely 34 violations of COVID-19 security guidelines. Inspectors have suspended the liquor licenses of greater than 150 institutions for flouting well being guidelines through the pandemic.
- Well being officers are establishing new COVID-19 testing websites at LaGuardia and JFK airports to assist management the virus.
- Starting Sept. 21, college students collaborating in “low threat” faculty sports activities — tennis, soccer, cross nation and swimming — can compete. They’ll solely play of their specified areas till Oct. 19.
However college students who play soccer and different higher-risk contact sports activities can’t compete till at the very least Oct. 19.