COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations plunge across New York
COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations plunge across New York

COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations plunge across New York

Deaths due to COVID-19 fell to single digits in New York, and hospitalizations hit the lowest number since Aug. 3, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Saturday.

Five New Yorkers died of the virus Friday, including a resident of Brooklyn and a resident of Manhattan, Hochul said.

The number of hospitalized patients was 925 on Friday.

Only five COVID-19 deaths were reported in New York State on Friday.
Photo by AP / Mary Altaffer

Of the 136,585 COVID-19 test results returned nationwide on Friday, 2,642, or 1.93 percent, were positive. The nationwide seven-day average positivity rate was 1.85 percent and 1.39 percent in New York City.

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