New York state reported 32 lives lost on June 12 due to the coronavirus Gov. Andrew Cuomo said adding, it’s the “lowest number of deaths that we have seen since this started.”
“We’ve done it, we have tamed the beast, we are now 180 degrees on the other side,” Cuomo said at a news conference today.
The hospitalization number is 1,734, the lowest since March 20.
“All the news is very, very good,” he said earlier.
The governor noted that the state went from the worst infection rate in the country, to the lowest rate in the nation calling it a “dramatic” turn around.
The states rate of transmission is .77, the governor said.
Cuomo stressed that the testing data continues to drive reopening.
Cuomo urged residents to continue to follow Covid-19 guidelines as other states have seen an increase in cases.
“New York is exactly the opposite,” he said adding virtually all the other states reopened and saw the number go up, according to his data.
The governor announced that Western New York will move to phase 3 on Tuesday and the Capital region moves to phase 3 Wednesday.
“Discipline matters” he said adding that local governments must continue to enforce compliance, study the data, and trace positives.
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