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COVID-19 infection rate still below 1% across New York State

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo addresses the media on April 24, 2020, while holding an N95 mask sent by a retired Kansas farmer whose wife only has one lung. (Darren McGee / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo / AP)

ALBANY, N.Y. (WROC) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that the New York State dropped below 1% again to 0.87%.

“Our numbers continue to remain low, thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, who rose to the occasion and ultimately flattened the curve,” Gov. Cuomo said in a statement. “We have been calibrating our reopening based on real-time data, and we will continue to make decisions based on science and facts, because this thing is not over. Having our infection rate come back down to 0.87 is great news for us – we don’t want to see our infection rate go over one percent for any period of time. There is no margin for error: It’s going to take all of us to keep wearing our masks, washing our hands and remaining socially distant.”

Of the 75,087 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 652, or 0.87 percent, were positive. Cuomo also confirmed 652 additional cases coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 446,366 confirmed cases in New York State.

On Tuesday, there were 4 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,410.

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

Capital Region0.4%0.8%0.7%
Central New York1.4%1.7%1.1%
Finger Lakes0.8%0.7%0.5%
Long Island0.9%1.2%1.3%
Mohawk Valley0.4%1.0%0.3%
New York City1.0%1.1%0.8%
North Country0.5%0.3%0.3%
Southern Tier0.1%0.4%0.2%
Western New York1.2%1.4%1.1%

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