Italy on Saturday reported its lowest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths in nearly two weeks, according to a Reuters report. It also said the number of patients in intensive care fell for the first time.
However, new cases rose by nearly 4,805 on Saturday — slightly higher than previous days, and officials urged people not to ease up on the lockdown measures they said were starting to show results, according to the report.
The total number of infections in the country was at 124,632, with overall fatalities at 15,362, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.
– United Airlines cuts flights to New York
United Airlines said it will drastically cut flights to two New York-area airports. Starting Sunday, it will reduce its 157 daily flights to Newark and New York LaGuardia to 17 a day, according to a statement from its Chief Operations Officer Greg Hart.
The cuts will be in effect at least three weeks, the statement said. “As the situation in New York and New Jersey worsens, we are taking another major step at Newark and LaGuardia to help keep our employees safe and play our part in helping to mitigate the spread of the outbreak in the Tri-State area,” Hart said.
New York has been the most affected state amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the number of confirmed cases nearly doubling since last Friday. There’s a total of 113,704 cases and 3,565 deaths in the state as of Saturday, according to the governor’s office.