NY hits low infection rate milestone in COVID-19 fight

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the state had its 17th consecutive day in which less than 1% of the state’s population tested positive.

News 12 Staff

Aug 25, 2020, 10:03 AM

Updated 1,371 days ago

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New York has hit a new milestone on the COVID-19 road to recovery as we are seeing the lowest infection rate since the outbreak started.              
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that number of New Yorkers tested positive is now .66%. That marks the 17th consecutive day that less than 1% of the state’s population tested positive.
The Hudson Valley is in line with the statewide picture. At last check, over 7,000 people were tested for COVID-19.  Of those, only 59 were positive.
There are now 21 new cases of coronavirus in Westchester and 10 in both Rockland and Dutchess counties. There are nine in Orange and seven in Ulster counties.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer says over the past month the county has maintained around the same number of active COVID-19 cases. "Our numbers continue to show a certain amount of improvement and stabilization from what we have in the past." 
There are currently 477, while a month ago that number was at 474.
Latimer says what's even more promising is that this number has been relatively stable, despite the county testing an additional 134,000 people.
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