September 4, 2020
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES FOURTH STRAIGHT WEEK WITH COVID-19 INFECTION RATE BELOW 1 PERCENT
0.92 Percent of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive
5 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday
SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 1,272 Establishments; Observes 6 Establishments Not in Compliance
Confirms 864 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 437,971; New Cases in 47 Counties
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the fourth straight week that New York State’s COVID-19 infection rate has remained below 1 percent. Yesterday, 0.92 percent of tests reported to the state were positive. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.
“Thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers across the state, New York has now gone four straight weeks with an infection rate below one percent,” Governor Cuomo said. “Next week, malls in New York City and casinos across the state will be able to open, marking another milestone in our battle against COVID-19. But we cannot become complacent – we must continue to protect our progress. We must all continue to wear masks, social distance, wash our hands and above all, stay New York tough.”
Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,272 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 6 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements.