“It is good news,” said the governor during the daily press conference on the balance sheet of the pandemic covid-19.
The death toll at 84 “remains a tragedy” but represents “real progress,” said Andrew Cuomo.
At the peak of the pandemic in New York State, the most affected in the United States, in the first half of April, authorities recorded more than 1,000 deaths per day.
In some areas where the virus is not very active, the exit from confinement is beginning, but restrictions have not yet been lifted in New York City.
The city's beaches will remain closed during this long weekend, which traditionally marks the beginning of the summer season in the United States, being a holiday on Monday (‘Memorial Day’).
In other parts of the state and coastal areas the beaches will be open, usually with instructions for physical distance.
Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 339,000 deaths and infected more than 5.2 million people in 196 countries and territories.
More than 1.9 million patients were considered cured.
The United States is the country with the most deaths (96,082) and the most confirmed cases of infection (more than 1.6 million).
Next are the United Kingdom (36,675 dead, more than 257 thousand cases), Italy (32,735 dead, more than 229 thousand cases), Spain (28,678 dead, more than 235 thousand cases) and France (28,289 dead, more than 182 thousand cases).
Russia, which counts 3,388 dead, is the second country in number of infected, with more than 335 thousand, followed by Brazil, with more than 330 thousand (more than 21 thousand dead).
DF // ANP
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