Hospitalisations for COVID-19 in New York dropped for a third straight day, said officials today, August 15.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said there were 523 reported hospitalisations Friday, a decrease of 31 from the previous day and the lowest total since March 17. There were 573 patients hospitalised statewide a week earlier.
New York, an early pandemic hotspot, has largely managed to keep the virus in check recently. There were 734 newly reported cases, reflecting 0.83% of 88,668 tests.
There were five additional deaths reported in New York. The state’s pandemic death toll is above 25,200.