New York City, once the US epicenter of coronavirus infections, reached its first day of almost four months without a single coronavirus death, according to preliminary figures released on Sunday.
New York City Health Department data showed that there were no deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday.
It is the first time since March 13 that no deaths have been reported.
Diners in New York are eating outdoors because of COVID-19 concerns in the West Village. Saturday saw no deaths at all of coronavirus, the first day without death since March 13
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday that New York has reached its lowest level of hospitalization and the lowest three-day average death rate since mid-March
Governor Andrew Cuomo warned New Yorkers to continue with social distance
There were also no confirmed cases from the illness on Friday.
The very first person to die from the New York City virus died on March 11. Daily deaths peaked at 799 in April.
Since then, 18,670 people have died from the disease along with 4,613 probable COVID-19 deaths reported, according to the New York Post.
Alongside the deaths, the total number of New Yorkers admitted to coronavirus hospitals dropped to the lowest point in nearly four months, state officials said Saturday.
But Governor Andrew Cuomo predicts a new increase in the case among outbreaks in other states.
Stephane Labossiere, right, with the mayor’s office on immigration issues, handed out masks and printed information on free COVID-19 testing in Brooklyn over the weekend
In March, when the virus began to catch on, patients could be seen wearing personal protective equipment while maintaining social distance as they waited in line for COVID-19 testing at Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York.
“The only question is how far we go,” Cuomo said in an interview with WAMC radio on Friday. “You can’t have the whole country and not come back.”
The governor recognized the limitations of maintaining quarantine rules for travelers returning from states with rising transfer rates. Travel advice currently applies to people entering New York from 19 states, including California, Texas and Florida.
“How do you catch someone driving in, right? I mean, it’s very difficult, it’s trying to catch water on a screen,” Cuomo said. “And there’s a certain inevitability to that. It was in China, came on a plane, went to Europe, people in Europe came on an airplane, came here. Then it went down south, down west and it will come back. ‘
“We do everything we can,” he said, “but I feel it will.”
New York State on Saturday reported 799 COVID-19 hospitalizations – the lowest since March 18.
“I urge residents to stay tough in New York and not give up the ground that we have been working so hard to get together, especially in light of rising cases across the country and compliance issues here at home,” Cuomo said in a statement.
Deaths in several other states increased over time, including Arizona, Illinois, New Jersey and South Carolina.
The height of coronavirus deaths came in April when 799 New Yorkers died in a single day
As coronavirus crashes out of control in other parts of the United States, New York offers an example after theming the nation’s deadliest outbreak this spring – but also trying to prepare for another wave to come
The virus has killed more than 130,000 people in the United States and more than half a million worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University, although true is believed to be higher.
New York State has registered nearly 25,000 deaths, according to an official state that does not include people who likely died of the disease.
A widely cited University of Washington model does not project nails – at least until the November 1 timeframe – in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, whose Democratic governors have coordinated travel quarantines and, previously, some suspension politicians. But that does not mean that the densely populated tri-state area is clear.
“We expect the virus to return in all of these states,” Dr. Christopher Murray, Head of the University’s Institute for Health Ethics and Evaluation. “The issue is one of timing.”
On Friday, New York’s coronavirus facilities dipped below 800 for the first time since March 18, in a remarkable turnaround for the state that was at the center of the outbreak
New York has recovered relatively slowly – and slowed and postponed the resumption of restaurant service indoors in New York after cases began to grow elsewhere.
Thousands of contact trackers have been hired to try to keep the virus in check. And mask-wearing has been widespread in the country’s largest city since a city recommendation and subsequent state requirements in April, while some other states have only recently begun telling residents to don masks in public.
Still, with more New York people going out and driving and mass transit, and the police taking a hands-off strategy to enforce the mask and distance the rules after several violent collisions captured on video, experts worry it is inevitable that the number cases will increase.