New York, USA
The number of daily deaths from coronavirus in New York State has slightly exceeded 100, but the trend continues to decline, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.
During his daily press conference, the Democratic official announced that 109 people died in the state on Saturday from the COVID-19 disease. On Friday there were 84 deaths from the virus at the state level.
The number of daily deaths near 100 over the past week represents a marked decline compared to the highest level recorded in early April, when the figure seemed closer to 1,000 than to drop below 100 Its peak has been 799 deaths on April 8.
Cuomo said the state is now “decidedly in the reopening phase,” and emphasized that the curve of the table of infections in New York is decreasing despite the fact that in many parts of the country the number of deaths is on the rise.
The governor released the latest figure on a day as the number of coronavirus-related deaths in the nation nears 100,000 before the Memorial Day holiday in Wars.
On the other hand, Mother Nature helped maintain social distancing standards on Sunday, providing low temperatures and cloudy skies that discouraged people from visiting public beaches.
Cuomo said Long Island will reopen on Wednesday. The governor held his daily press conference on the shores of Wantagh, Long Island, with a waving United States flag and empty deckchairs behind him.
The state’s beaches were open, including Jones Beach, Sunken Meadow, Hither Hills, and Robert Moses.
Cuomo also announced that professional athletes and their teams are able to resume their training in New York and encouraged them to return to their facilities after a break of more than two months due to the pandemic.
Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL discuss the resumption of their seasons with the respective players’ unions.
Cuomo said that sports can provide relief to people who stay home.
The White House announced Sunday a ban on travel to the United States from Brazil due to how widespread the coronavirus is in that South American country.
Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement that the ban is applicable to foreigners who have been in Brazil in the 14 days prior to requesting to travel to the United States.