NY records 5 deaths, lowest single-day tally since March

Ruben Fields
June 29, 2020

Cuomo, appearing on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday, said the state is still waiting to make a decision on whether schools will reopen in the fall.

Cuomo signed an executive order on Friday saying that ny employees who voluntarily travel to a state with a positive test rate higher than 10% will no longer be eligible for benefits from New York's COVID-19 paid sick leave law.

"I'm now afraid of the spread coming from other states because we are one country and people travel", Cuomo said. The rate of infections on Saturday were less than 1 per cent statewide.

Cuomo went on to cite the recent spike in coronavirus cases in several states in arguing why indoor dining presents "a real issue".

The United States has more cases than any other country at almost 2.6 million, according to a live tracker of the virus by Johns Hopkins University.

The order, signed by Cuomo on Friday, stipulates that state employees who voluntarily travel to states with an infection rate of 10 percent or more will lose their paid sick leave benefits.

The order covers travel after June 25 unless it's required by an employer or as part of someone's job.

New Yorkers are pictured undergoing temperature checks earlier this month.

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In Massachusetts , there have been at least 108,443 cases of COVID-19 and 8,041 deaths attributed to the illness. On Saturday, Florida reported more than 9500 new cases, up from nearly 9000 on Friday, the previous record.

More than 90 percent of state and local government workers receive paid sick leave, even among the lowest wage-earners.

He went on to say that it could be a long time before a "normal" school day would come back to the state if the infection rates rise.

The order comes after Cuomo, along with the governors of New Jersey and CT, announced last week they're requiring travelers from states with "significant community spread" of the virus to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in one of their three states.

The "drive-in" graduation ceremony was held at the Chappaqua train station - but attendees said that not everyone stayed in their cars, The New York Daily News reports. "But I think it also tells us that all of us need to be more careful about washing, keeping 6 feet of social distancing and masking".

State health officials have since urged anyone who attended the Horace Greeley graduation or the second event to remaine quarantined until July 5.

All but two regions of the state reported a decline in the share of positive cases out of those tested Saturday.

Now, some southern states are emerging as new hot spots.

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