New York’s statewide daily death toll dipped to 367, the lowest one-day total in weeks and continuing a trend of decline, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. He said hospitalization and testing numbers continue to show improvement and that the state agrees with federal guidelines for 14 days of declines before reopening begins. The state will reopen in phases, he said, with construction and some manufacturing part of the first wave.
In a separate news conference, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said his city’s economic reopening might not be completed until 2022. The mayor promised that a “more just society” will emerge for the city.
“We’re not going to risk people’s lives, we’re going to be smart about it,” he said. “It will be a reimagination of what this city can be.”