Thursday, July 2

Governor Cuomo Announces Long Island to Enter Phase Three of Reopening Today


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at

The Governor also announced that global public health experts cleared Long Island to enter Phase Three of reopening today. Business guidance for Phase Three of the state’s reopening plan is available here.

“In New York, we’ve been following the science and the data and the metrics from day one. We have the best numbers that we’ve had since this started today in New York,” Governor Cuomo said. “Yesterday, we only had ten deaths, down from a high of 800. We have about 1,000 people in our hospitals, which is one of the lowest numbers we’ve had since this began. Because of the changes New Yorkers made, we now have the lowest transmission rate in the United States of America.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Deaths: 10, lowest since March 21st
  • Hospitalizations: 1,122 (down from 1,142 the day before)
  • ICU Hospitalizations: 330
  • ICU Hospitalizations that are Intubated: 228
  • Total Discharges: 69,710

Of the 56,780 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 552, or .97 percent, were positive.


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