NY state COVID-19 cases top 400K as state adds nearly 800 new cases

Maya Rajamani
July 10, 2020 - 10:25 am

    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in New York state has surpassed 400,000, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. 

    Cuomo on Friday reported 786 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases the state has recorded to 400,299 — up from the 399,513 he reported Thursday

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    Eight people died of complications related to the virus on Thursday, bringing the state’s death toll to 24,968, he said. The state’s positivity rate increased slightly, from 0.89 percent on Wednesday to 1.06 percent on Thursday. 

    As of Thursday, 826 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, down by 25 from Wednesday, Cuomo said. 

    Of the 826 hospitalized, 178 were in intensive care units, and 92 were being intubated, he said. 

    “New York’s COVID-19 numbers are stable and continue to trend in the right direction, but amid an alarming spike in cases throughout the nation and reports of lack of compliance here at home, it's vitally important that residents continue practicing the behaviors that have successfully bent the curve," he said in a statement. 

    “Continue to be New York Tough this weekend and show this nation the path forward while keeping your loved ones safe!" he added. 

    The breakdown of positivity rates by region is as follows: