Coronavirus US: New York positivity rate below 1% after 31 days

New York state’s COVID-19 positivity rate remained below one percent for 31 days straight, the governor proudly announced.

Sunday's COVID-19 test results were 0.88 percent positive and remained below one percent for an entire month - a major victory for a state that was once the epicenter of pandemic in the US.

New York state reported 520 new cases of virus on Sunday, bringing the total number of infections to 440,021 and total hospitalizations to 413.

Two deaths were also recorded Sunday, bringing the state’s death toll to 25,361. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised New Yorkers for keeping the infection rate down and slowly stabilizing the state.

'Thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, our state has now gone a full month with our COVID infection rate remaining below one percent,' he said in a press release Monday.

New York state¿s COVID-19 positivity rate remained below one percent for 31 days straight, the governor proudly announced Monday. This graph shows the number of people tested over the past seven days in blue and the number of positive results in yellow in below it

New York state’s COVID-19 positivity rate remained below one percent for 31 days straight, the governor proudly announced Monday. This graph shows the number of people tested over the past seven days in blue and the number of positive results in yellow in below it

New York state has 440,021 total infections, 25,361 deaths, and 413 total hospitalizations

New York state has 440,021 total infections, 25,361 deaths, and 413 total hospitalizations 

'Thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, our state has now gone a full month with our COVID infection rate remaining below one percent,' Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, urging New Yorkers to 'remain smart' the rest of Labor Day Weekend

'Thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, our state has now gone a full month with our COVID infection rate remaining below one percent,' Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, urging New Yorkers to 'remain smart' the rest of Labor Day Weekend

'Our numbers have continued to remain stable even as we reach new milestones in our phased, data-driven reopening,' he added.

He urged New Yorkers to 'remain smart' during the close of Labor Day weekend 'so we can continue to celebrate out progress.'

'It took the work of all of us to get here, and to protect this progress we will need to all continue to wash our hands, wear our masks, remain socially distant and above all, stay New York tough,' Cuomo said.

The State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force continued its crack down on restaurants and bars, visiting 1,064 establishments in New York City and Long Island on Saturday, where they discovered seven businesses were not in compliance with state requirements.

Now restaurateurs fear their businesses could go under amid the pandemic if they can’t open fully or without a relief package.

A new shocking report claims that 63.6 percent of all restaurants in the state could permanently close by the end of the year without a comprehensive relief package

A new shocking report claims that 63.6 percent of all restaurants in the state could permanently close by the end of the year without a comprehensive relief package

In New York City indoor dining is still banned, but restaurants in other parts of the state allow for it. People enjoying outdoor dining above on August 31 in New York City above

In New York City indoor dining is still banned, but restaurants in other parts of the state allow for it. People enjoying outdoor dining above on August 31 in New York City above 

In April, the NYSRA found that 527,000 jobs in the restaurant industry in New York had been furloughed or laid off since the beginning of March. Outdoor restaurants pictured September 6 on 46th street Street in NYC

In April, the NYSRA found that 527,000 jobs in the restaurant industry in New York had been furloughed or laid off since the beginning of March. Outdoor restaurants pictured September 6 on 46th street Street in NYC

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