June 6, 2020
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest Number of Hospitalizations and Deaths since Beginning of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Places of Worship Will Be Permitted to Reopen with 25 Percent Occupancy During Phase Two

 

Issues Executive Order Allowing Commercial Buildings to Conduct Temperature Checks of Anyone Entering the Building

 

New York City Remains on Track to Enter Phase One of Reopening on Monday, June 8th

 

State is Deploying Over One Million Masks & 25,000 Gallons and 500,000 2 oz. Bottles of Sanitizer to the MTA for Reopening

 

Confirms 1,108 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 377,316; New Cases in 45 Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the state has reached the lowest number of hospitalizations and deaths since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of total hospitalizations was down yesterday to 2,603 from a record-high of 18,825 during the peak of the pandemic, and 35 people in New York passed away due to COVID-19, down from a record-high of 800 just eight weeks ago.

 

Governor Cuomo also announced places of worship will be permitted to reopen with 25 percent occupancy with all social distancing protocols in place during phase two of reopening. Places of worship in the seven regions that have already entered phase two - the Capital Region, Central New York, the Finger Lakes, the Mohawk Valley, the North Country, the Southern Tier and Western New York - can reopen beginning tomorrow, June 7th.

 

 

 

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The Governor also announced he will issue an Executive Order allowing commercial buildings to conduct temperature checks for anyone entering the building as office workers begin to return to the workplace.

 

The Governor also announced New York City remains on track to enter phase one of reopening on Monday June 8th. The percent of positive COVID tests per day in New York City has dropped from a high of 57 percent per day to 2 percent per day. New York Forward guidance for phase one reopening can be found here.

 

But people still have to stay smart and follow all the necessary precautions and guidelines because if the metrics start to change, the reopening will have to be slowed down.

Governor Cuomo

The Governor also announced that in anticipation of New York City's reopening, the state is deploying over one million masks, as well as 25,000 gallons and 500,000 2 oz. bottles of sanitizer to the MTA. 

 

"The reopening of the economy is a valve - we said we were going to open the valve incrementally and then watch the metrics, and our metrics today are all very good so we're going to open the valve more than we originally anticipated," Governor Cuomo said. "We now have the lowest number of hospitalizations and deaths from coronavirussince this pandemic began - which is great news - so we are going to accelerate the opening of temples, mosques and churches and allow these places of worship to open with up to 25 percent capacity in phase two. But people still have to stay smart and follow all the necessary precautions and guidelines because if the metrics start to change, the reopening will have to be slowed down."

 

 

Governor Cuomo Holds Briefing on COVID-19 Response - 6/6

Finally, the Governor confirmed 1,108 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 377,316 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 377,316 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

1,953

12

Allegany

51

0

Broome

613

8

Cattaraugus

92

0

Cayuga

100

2

Chautauqua

99

2

Chemung

137

0

Chenango

133

0

Clinton

97

0

Columbia

412

1

Cortland

41

0

Delaware

85

1

Dutchess

3,995

11

Erie

6,429

70

Essex

38

0

Franklin

23

0

Fulton

222

3

Genesee

206

1

Greene

246

4

Hamilton

5

0

Herkimer

122

7

Jefferson

75

0

Lewis

20

0

Livingston

121

0

Madison

325

2

Monroe

3,167

50

Montgomery

98

2

Nassau

40,853

56

Niagara

1,109

10

NYC

206,511

571

Oneida

1,127

50

Onondaga

2,375

46

Ontario

220

1

Orange

10,508

24

Orleans

254

7

Oswego

114

2

Otsego

74

1

Putnam

1,274

4

Rensselaer

499

2

Rockland

13,315

18

Saratoga

501

5

Schenectady

710

4

Schoharie

54

3

Schuyler

12

0

Seneca

61

0

St. Lawrence

209

2

Steuben

251

5

Suffolk

40,278

39

Sullivan

1,411

2

Tioga

134

0

Tompkins

171

4

Ulster

1,714

3

Warren

257

1

Washington

240

0

Wayne

123

1

Westchester

33,924

70

Wyoming

89

1

Yates

39

0

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