New York state reports 4 new COVID-19 deaths, 636 new cases

Maya Rajamani
August 05, 2020 - 10:53 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported four new COVID-19 deaths and 636 new cases on Wednesday, and said that the state’s numbers have “continued to go down.” 

The latest numbers bring the state’s case total to 418,225 and its death toll to 25,179, Cuomo said in a release Wednesday morning. The state is currently reporting a 0.87 percent positivity rate. 

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The four people who died of COVID-19 passed away in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Onondaga County and Schenectady County. 

As of Tuesday, 564 people in the state were hospitalized with COVID-19, 134 of whom were in intensive care units and 69 of whom were on ventilators, he said. 

Eighty-two patients were admitted to hospitals on Tuesday, and 84 were discharged, he added. 

The breakdown of positivity rates by region is as follows: 

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