5 deaths & 644 new cases across New York, state says

WWNY- COVID-19 Updates
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Updated: Jul. 31, 2020 at 12:30 PM EDT
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WWNY) - Many of New York’s coronavirus-related statistics are the lowest they’ve been since mid-March.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo released those numbers Friday morning.

There are 576 people in hospitals, intensive care patients drop to 140, and 70 people are on ventilators.

Five people died from COVID-19 on Thursday. More than 25,000 people died in the state because of the disease since the crisis began.

The state tested nearly 69,000 people Thursday. Of them, 644 – or .93 percent – were positive.

The north country’s positive rate was .5 percent.

Those 644 new cases bring the state’s total to 415,014.

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