NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As New York’s drop in COVID-19 cases continues, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday a handful of youth sports can begin in regions in Phase 3 of reopening.

The regions can start holding low-risk sports on July 6, with safety protocols in place.

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The sports include: baseball, softball, gymnastics, field hockey, cross country, and crew.

Attendance will be limited to two spectators per child.

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According to Cuomo, coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths are at the lowest levels in New York since the beginning of the pandemic.

Cuomo also announced the state is extending open health care enrollment through July 15.

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