The number of covid-19 deaths in New York State has dropped to 84 in the last 24 hours, the lowest number since March 24, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday.
“It’s good news,” Cuomo said during his daily press conference.
Both the number of hospitalizations and infections and the number of people in intensive care units continue to decline, the governor said.
“I always told myself I had to stay below 100. It shows that we are making progress,” he said.
In the first half of April, when the peak of the pandemic was reached in this state, the most affected in the U.S., authorities recorded more than 1,000 deaths a day.
A part of the state where the virus shows a lower level of activity has begun to come out of confinement, but restrictions remain in effect in New York City.
The metropolis’s beaches will remain closed this long weekend for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, a date that traditionally marks the beginning of the summer season in the United States.
In other areas of this and other coastal states, the beaches will be opened, usually with posters indicating the mandatory physical distance.
Last night, after a lawsuit, Cuomo authorized the meetings of up to ten people.