Cuomo Says New York COVID-19 Infection Rate Is Below 1 Percent

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Adam Barnes General Assignment Reporter
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Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that New York’s COVID-19 infection rate has stayed under 1% for 30 days.

Further, hospitalizations have dropped to the lowest since March, according to Axios.

“Our actions today determine the rate of infection tomorrow,” Cuomo said, per the report. “I urge everyone to be smart so we don’t see a spike.”

Cuomo tweeted updated numbers Monday morning, which showed the infection rate at 88%. “Of the 58,865 tests reported yesterday, 520 were positive,” he said. (Related: ‘The Gov Killed Nana’: Aerial Banner Slamming Andrew Cuomo Flies Over New York Beaches)

The announcement comes during Labor Day weekend and days after experts at The University of Washington predicted the COVID-19 death count to exceed 400,000 by January.

There have been 203,058 confirmed cases in New York, which was once considered the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The country has seen 188,051 deaths due to COVID-19.