New York City reports zero COVID-19 deaths for 3 straight days

by Jordyn Pair · Aug 5th, 2020 3:02 pm
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Last Updated Aug 6th, 2020 at 11:54 pm

New York City has seen no deaths from the coronavirus for three straight days, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday, adding that there were only three COVID-19 deaths in the entire state on Monday.

Cuomo warned residents to continue to take the virus seriously.

"Our progress in New York is even better than we expected, thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers," Cuomo said in a statement. "But we must protect that progress, which is why today we are adding another state to our travel advisory. We cannot go back to the hell we experienced just a few months ago — and surging infection rates across the country threaten to bring us back there — so we must all remain vigilant."

Of the nearly 71,000 test results reported to the state on Monday, just 1.05% were positive, the governor's office said. In total, New York has seen more than 417,000 confirmed cases and more than 25,000 deaths, according to state health data.

Cuomo has ordered a mandatory 14-day quarantine for visitors traveling from states with high rates of infection. The list currently includes 35 states.

➡️ New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday that checkpoints would be set up at key entry points into the city to remind visitors to quarantine.


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