NY state reports 912 new COVID-19 cases, 5 new fatalities; death toll nears 25K

Maya Rajamani
July 14, 2020 - 12:31 pm

    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Five people in New York state died of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the state’s death toll close to 25,000, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. 

    A total of 24,994 people in the state have died of complications related to the virus, Cuomo said in a press release. The state conducted 60,045 COVID-19 tests on Monday, 912 of which were positive, bringing New York’s case total to 403,175. 

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    As of Monday, 820 New Yorkers were hospitalized with COVID-19, up by 28 from Sunday. Of those 820 patients, 167 were in intensive care units, and 101 were on ventilators, according to the release. 

    Cuomo on Monday also added four new states to the list of high-risk states from which tristate travelers must quarantine for 14 days: Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin. The governor removed Delaware from the list.

    "New Yorkers showed incredible courage and resiliency throughout this pandemic, and nowhere is their work more evident than in the numbers we release every day, including in New York City, once a global hotspot," he said in a statement. 

    "However, the success of our efforts depends on citizens' willingness to comply with state guidance, socially distance, wear masks and wash their hands, and rising cases around the country continue to threaten our progress, which is why four new states have been added to New York's travel advisory,” he added. 

    New York state COVID-19 positivity rates by region are as follows: