New York reaches new Covid-19 lows
June 16, 2020  00:08
New York's death toll and total number of people sent to hospital due to Covid-19 have both fallen to the lowest points since the crisis began.

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said this weekend had the fewest deaths on a three-day average since March. The number of positive tests has also continued to decline.

Twenty-five people died of the virus on Sunday and there were just over 1,600 residents requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 over the weekend.

"The facts are that new York is on the right track," he said, though noted it was unlikely the numbers would hit zero. "It's coming down to what the doctor certifies as the cause of death, many people who pass away because of Covid have other underlying conditions."

The report comes as parts of the state enter the third phase of reopening; gatherings of up to 25 people will be allowed, up from 10, and many businesses are back open.

But the governor also called out businesses and residents ignoring social distancing measures, saying the state had received 25,000 complaints of violations.
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