ALBANY – New York State saw five deaths from COVID-19 Saturday and total hospitalizations fell to 869, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Twitter Sunday.
The five COVID-19 deaths mark the lowest daily total in the state since March 17.
The governor also announced that total COVID-19 hospitalizations at 869, which also rivals numbers from the early days of the epidemic and are far off the heights of more than 18,000 daily hospitalizations at the epidemic’s peak.
In all, the state performed 61,906 COVID-19 tests Saturday and, of those, 616 came back positive. The positive numbers represent 0.99 percent of those tested.
Locally, Schenectady County saw 395 tests performed Saturday that found six positives, according to the state COVID-19 tracker.
Schenectady County also reported two hospitalizations, eight people under investigation currently hospitalized, 215 people currently quarantined as potentially exposed and 32 isolations.
Saratoga County saw 517 tests performed that found two positives, according to the state COVID-19 tracker. Albany County saw six positives out of 762 tests performed, while Fulton County saw six positives out of 283 tests performed, according to the tracker.
Montgomery County saw two positives out of 312 tests performed and Schoharie County saw one positive out of 61 tests performed.