COVID-19 Hospitalizations in New York Drop for 3rd Day

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in New York dropped for a third straight day, state officials reported Saturday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there were 523 reported hospitalizations Friday, a decrease of 31 from the previous day and the lowest total since March 17. There were 573 patients hospitalized statewide a week earlier.

New York, an early pandemic hotspot, has largely managed to keep the virus in check recently. There were 734 newly reported cases, reflecting 0.83% of 88,668 tests.

There were five additional deaths reported in New York. The state’s pandemic death toll is above 25,200.