NY state’s infection rate rises above 1%, breaking streak

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York state’s COVID-19 infection rate rose above 1 percent for the first time in 38 days on Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. 

Of the 73,679 COVID-19 test results that came back on Monday, 766, or 1.04 percent, were positive, Cuomo said in a release. 

The results broke an infection rate streak that lasted for more than a month. On Monday, Cuomo said the state had gone 38 straight days with an infection rate below 1 percent. A breakdown of infection rates by region is below:

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Cuomo on Tuesday reported 11 new COVID-19 deaths. One of the people who passed away died in the Bronx; one died in Cattaraugus County; one died in Dutchess County; three died in Erie County; one died in Essex County; one died in Brooklyn; one died in Nassau County; one died in Queens; and one died in Suffolk County, his release said. 

The new fatalities brought the state’s death toll to 25,405. 

As of Monday, 481 people in the state were hospitalized with COVID-19, 144 of whom were in intensive care and 60 of whom were on ventilators, Cuomo said. 

The governor also said the state would remove six places — California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands and Ohio — from its travel advisory. The state added Puerto Rico to the advisory. 

“When other states and territories make progress fighting COVID-19, that’s good for New York, and while I am glad to see areas removed from the travel advisory list, it still remains far too long,” he said in a statement. “Make no mistake: We must continue to be New York Tough and stay smart.”