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Gov. announces record high of reported COVID tests in the state

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NEW YORK (WBNG) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new record high in numbers of COVID-19 test results reported in the state in one day.

According to the Governor, 102,925 tests results were recorded yesterday, and 0.82 percent of those results were positive, marking the 36th consecutive day in New York state where infection rate lies below one percent.

"Testing is a cornerstone of our efforts to keep New Yorkers safe from COVID-19. The more testing you do, the more accurate a picture of the virus' spread you have," Cuomo said.

The Governor also said there were no reported COVID related deaths in New York City yesterday, and 2 COVID related deaths in the state.

Cuomo said, "Yesterday's record-high number of tests helps the state make informed decisions to protect the welfare of New Yorkers, and helps them make informed decisions for themselves. But testing alone isn't enough, and we need to continue to wear masks, socially distance, and wash their hands."

Abigail Lane

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