The daily death toll from the coronavirus pandemic fell to 10 people in the last 24 hours as the Mid-Hudson Region will enter the third phase of the reopening on Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office on Monday said.
Long Island is set to enter phase 3.
New York's positive cases continues to remain below 1 percent of those tested, with more than 56,000 tests in the last day finding 552 new cases.
Most regions of New York showed positive test rates of less than 1 percent, with the exception of the Mohawk Valley at 1.4 percent and New York City at 1.1 percent.
The state's coronavirus rate has held steady at around 1 percent among the tens of thousands of people tested as cases are increasing in other parts of the country.
"In New York, we've been following the science and the data and the metrics from day one. We have the best numbers that we've had since this started today in New York," Cuomo said in a statement. "Yesterday, we only had ten deaths, down from a high of 800. We have about 1,000 people in our hospitals, which is one of the lowest numbers we've had since this began. Because of the changes New Yorkers made, we now have the lowest transmission rate in the United States of America."
The death toll of 10 people is the lowest since March 21 as New York began to see the effects of the pandemic. The number of hospitalizations is at 1,122 -- a decline of 20 patients from the day before.