“This is good news,” the governor said during a daily briefing. Hospitalizations, intubations, new infections: the decline continues, he said. “I kept telling myself that we should fall below 100,” he added. “It shows that we are making progress.”
At the height of the pandemic in this state, the most affected in the United States, in the first half of April, authorities registered more than a thousand deaths a day. Some of the states where the virus is less active have begun to loosen measures, but restrictions have not yet been lifted in New York.
The beaches of the metropolis will remain closed for this long weekend, which traditionally marks the beginning of the summer season in the United States, and Monday is an official holiday in the United States (Remembrance Day).
Elsewhere in the state and other coastal areas, beaches will be open, but with instructions for physical distance. Following a court ruling, Andrew Cuomo also allowed the gatherings, but up to 10 people.