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NY reaches lowest rate of new COVID-19 hospitalizations, intubations since March

NY reaches lowest rate of new COVID-19 hospitalizations, intubations since March Photo: News10NBC.

WHECTV
Updated: July 30, 2020 12:56 PM
Created: July 30, 2020 12:32 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC) — In the last 24 hours, 568 people were hospitalized due to COVID-19, the lowest it has been since March 17.

According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, there were 72 intubations within the last day, setting another record as the lowest rate since March 15, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.

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He also announced that the state has $30 million for counties to increase their contact-tracing and start setting up flu vaccine accommodations. The governor said the state labs will start testing for both the coronavirus and the flu, which could affect the turnaround time for COVID-19 test results.

As the state seems to continue to be on the “other side of the mountain,” many New Yorkers continue to wonder why some establishments, like casinos, have remained closed.

“You don’t need a casino for survival,” Cuomo said. “I understand people need jobs, whether at a casino or bowling alley or gyms, but it’s about the essential nature.”

Casinos, bowling alleys and gyms have all been closed since mid-March.


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