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Covid-19 hospitalizations, deaths continue to fall in New York

Covid-19 hospitalizations, deaths continue to fall in New York

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo addresses the state's coronavirus response. (John Hickey/News file photo)

The number of people sickened by Covid-19 to the point they require treatment in a hospital still is falling across New York, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Saturday morning.

The state's hospitals cared for 908 people with the new coronavirus as of Friday, Cuomo tweeted, continuing a steady decline in recent weeks.

Covid-19 hospitalizations in New York several days ago fell below 1,000 for the first time since March. That number is well below the peak of 18,825 reached on April 12.

Thirteen people in the state died from Covid-19 on Friday, one of the lowest daily figures since late March and also part of a continuing drop in fatalities stemming from the virus. The toll from Covid-19 regularly reached nearly 800 per day in early April.

And 73,262 people in the state received a coronavirus test Friday with 703, or just under 1%, coming back positive for the virus, Cuomo reported.

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