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Coronavirus in NY: Optimistic check charge flat in Central NY, halt on evictions prolonged – syracuse.com

Albany, N.Y. — The percentage of people testing positive for the coronavirus in Central New York was 1.2% on Sunday, unchanged from the previous day.

The positive rate in the region was 0.5% on Friday. It reached as high as 2% earlier in September.

Statewide, the positive test rate was 0.98% on Sunday.

Just one person in New York died due to the virus yesterday, which brings the statewide death toll to 25,428.

“We won’t stop until that number is zero,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today during a conference call with reporters. “The health that you’re protecting is not just yours and your family’s, you’re protecting all New Yorkers’ health.”

A total of 468 people in the state were hospitalized due to the virus on Sunday, unchanged from the day before. A total of 134 people were in intensive care units, up two, and 66 people were intubated, up six.

Another 38 people in the state were newly admitted to hospitals with the virus yesterday.

The state conducted another 58,319 tests for the virus on Sunday and confirmed 573 new cases. New York now has 450,473 confirmed cases of the virus.

Evictions

Cuomo has extended an executive order halting commercial evictions in New York.

Cuomo issued an order halting the evictions earlier in the pandemic and has extended it several times. The order now runs until Oct. 20, Cuomo said today during a conference call with reporters.

The move prevents tenants from being evicted if they can’t pay due to the pandemic, Cuomo said.

Residential evictions have also been halted and won’t begin again until after the coronavirus crisis passes, he added.

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