NEW YORK — New York’s coronavirus curve keeps bending.
The state notched the lowest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and intensive care unit patients since the pandemic began — and hit a record-low 0.69% coronavirus positivity rate, the 15th straight day below 1%, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday.
Of the 94,849 test results reported on Friday, 653 were positive. The statewide number now totals 429,165. Four people died from the virus on Friday.
The new state data showed coronavirus hospitalizations dropped to 483 — a new low since March 16 — and there were 116 coronavirus patients in ICU care, the lowest since March 15.