New York state officials on Saturday confirmed 653 new coronavirus cases out more than 94,000 test results returned in the last day, a positivity rate of 0.69 percent.
The results mark the 15th straight day of test results below 1 percent in New York out of tens of thousands of tests. Three people have died of COVID-19 in the last day.
"In New York we didn't just flatten the curve, we bent it—and the numbers continue to stay low, demonstrating our data-driven phased reopening continues to work," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
"Yesterday we had the lowest test positivity rate, lowest hospitalizations and lowest ICU patients since the middle of March. This shows that protecting public health and reopening our economy aren't mutually exclusive if done the right way, and record-high testing doesn't equal more positive tests. New Yorkers have driven this recovery and I urge everyone to stay New York Tough—wear masks, socially distance and stay disciplined. This thing isn't over yet."
There are 483 people hospitalized due to the virus, while the number of people in ICUs has fallen to 116 patients.