The number of new COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York state is at its lowest level yet, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, while reminding residents to “stay smart.”
New hospitalizations tallied 135 — down from a mid-April peak of 3,181. There were 49 new deaths — 37 in hospitals, 12 in nursing homes.
But the governor warned that the virus is still a threat, especially as thousands protest the death of George Floyd in the streets.
“If you’re going to protest, protest intelligently,” Cuomo said. “Remember the COVID virus is still out there.”