Coronavirus USA Updates: 7 million tests conducted in New York state

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Coronavirus USA Updates: 7 million tests conducted in New York state
Coronavirus USA Updates: 7 million tests conducted in New York state

New York state has conducted 7 million diagnostic tests for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a press release Sunday.

For the ninth straight day the percentage of positive cases in the state was below 1%. The state saw an additional 607 coronavirus cases and now has a total of 425,508 cases statewide.

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Cuomo praised the “hard work of New Yorkers” for the decline in new cases.

“For more than a week, we’ve seen our positivity rate stay below 1 percent, and to date New York has done 7 million tests—these are remarkable accomplishments that New Yorkers should be proud of,” Cuomo said. “But, we must not become complacent and risk slipping backwards — everyone must remember to wear their masks, socially distance, wash their hands regularly, and stay New York Tough.”

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Six deaths were recorded in the state on Saturday, increasing the New York death total to 25,250, the release stated.

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