NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York state is setting records in a positive direction in the ongoing fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

For the 14th straight day, the infection rate has remained below 1%.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo attributes that to aggressive testing.

“We did a record number of tests yesterday, just about 100,000 tests. We test way more than any other state,” he said. “We have been reopening for 14 weeks and our infection rate actually went down.”


More than 98,000 results were reported Thursday, which is nearly 10,000 more than the previous high.

Hospitalizations dropped below 500 for the first time since mid-March.

Three COVID-19 deaths were recorded in New York state yesterday.

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No deaths were reported in New York City.

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