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US coronavirus update: Latest news on cases, deaths and reopenings


Medical workers walk outside a special coronavirus area at Maimonides Medical Center on May 26 in the Borough Park neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Medical workers walk outside a special coronavirus area at Maimonides Medical Center on May 26 in the Borough Park neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said today that the daily number of people admitted to the hospital for suspected Covid-19 as well as the percent of people who test positive are under the desired thresholds, however the daily number of people in intensive care units continue to be above the threshold.

Here are the latest numbers: The daily number of people admitted to hospitals for suspected Covid-19, which the mayor would like to see under a 200 threshold, is at 55.

“For a city of 8.6 million people, only 55 people admitted to the hospital for suspected Covid-19, that’s really good news,” the mayor said.

The daily number of people in Health and Hospitals intensive care units, which the mayor would like to see under a 375 threshold, is at 431.

“We have a little more work to do,” de Blasio said, but it’s on the right track and he is confident it will continue to go down.

The percent of New York City residents who tested positive for the virus, which the mayor would like to see under a 15% threshold, is at 8%.

“That is so good to see every day we’re in single digits,” de Blasio said.

“Don’t let up,” the mayor said as he said the success is due to the work people are doing to mitigate the virus. 

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