Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped Wednesday below 1,000 a day for the first time since March 18. There were 996 hospitalized COVID-19 patients Wednesday in New York State. This is down from a peak of approximately 18,825 hospitalizations on April 12.
Central New York, the Finger Lakes, the Mohawk Valley, the North Country and the Southern Tier will enter Phase IV of reopening on Friday. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are available at forward.ny.gov.
“After three months of New Yorkers working hard, doing the right thing and taking this seriously, the state has its lowest daily COVID-19 hospitalization rate since this started,” Cuomo said. “Facts are facts, even in this crazy political environment, and what we’re saying in New York is we did the right thing. New Yorkers have been locked up and closed their businesses. We have the virus under control finally. We had to flatten the curve. We don’t want to go back.”