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NY coronavirus hospitalizations continue to drop amid national surge

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Posted at 11:13 AM, Jul 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-25 11:13:44-04

NEW YORK — The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in New York continues to drop to its lowest level since the outbreak began in March, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.

There were at least 646 people hospitalized in the state on Friday, a new low since March 18 and down slightly from the previous day, the governor said.

Of the 71,466 tests reported on Friday, 750 were positive for COVID-19. That’s a positivity rate of 1.05%.

However, the true number of cases is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.

An additional 10 people died of coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 25,100.

New York's progress in beating back the virus continues despite a surge in cases in several other states in the country.