New York on Friday reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases for the first since June.
Why it matters: The New York City metropolitan area was seen as the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the spring. But strict social distancing and mask mandates helped quell the virus' spread, allowing the state to gradually reopen.
By the numbers: The 1,005 positive cases came from 99,953 tests reported on Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) tweeted.
- Cuomo noted that state hospitalizations are at 527 and Friday saw four coronavirus deaths.
Today's update on the numbers:— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 26, 2020
Of the 99,953 tests reported yesterday, 1,005 were positive (1.00% of total).
Total hospitalizations are at 527.
Sadly, there were 4 COVID fatalities yesterday. pic.twitter.com/9No72rdoAR