New York’s COVID-19 hospitalisations continue to drop

Hospitalisations for COVID-19 in New York dropped for a third straight day, said officials today, August 15.

Commuters wearing protective masks ride the L subway line during rush hour in the Williamsburg neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York, US, on Monday, June 8, 2020.

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.