New CCP virus hospitalizations and the daily death toll have increased slightly in New York state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday, while noting the state’s overall decline in cases and deaths.
Cuomo said in a press briefing that 229 New Yorkers have been hospitalized with the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus on Saturday. That’s an increase of 21 from the 208 new hospitalizations on Friday.
“The new cases are up a little bit on the rolling average, but all part of the decline,” said the governor.
He said that 109 New Yorkers have died from the CCP virus, a novel coronavirus that emerged last year in China, which is up from 84 fatalities recorded on May 22.
“The number of deaths ticked up, which is terrible news, but the overall line is still good,” the governor said.
Overall, 361,515 people have now tested positive for the CCP virus in the state, and more than 23,000 deaths have been reported so far, he said.
In the same press conference, Cuomo cleared the sports teams to come back.
“Starting today, all the New York professional sports leagues will be able to begin training camps. … I believe that sports that can come back without having people in the stadium, without having people in the arena, ” he said, adding that “we want people to be able to watch sports.”
“To the extent people are still staying home, it gives people something to do. It’s a return to normalcy. So we are working and encouraging all sports teams to start their training camps as soon as possible. And we’ll work with them to make sure that can happen.,” Cuomo said.