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NY one-day coronavirus death toll falls below 100 for the first time in weeks

Added 05-23-20 03:57:02pm EST - “New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced Saturday that for the first time in weeks, less than 100 people died of the coronavirus in the state in a 24-hour period.?” - Thehill.com

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New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoNew York eases restrictions, allowing gatherings of up to 10 people Roundup: Everything you need to know about COVID-19 today Cuomo: New York coronavirus hospitalizations lowest since pandemic began MORE (D) announced Saturday that for the first time in weeks, less than 100 people died of the coronavirus in the state in a 24-hour period. 

On Friday, 84 deaths from the coronavirus were recorded by the state, down from 109 the day before. The state's daily death toll has hovered above 100 for the past week. 

At its worst point in early April, the state recorded nearly 800 deaths for several consecutive days. 

Cuomo said that in April when the state was seeing “hundreds and hundreds” of deaths each day, a public health official told him that once the state reaches under 100 deaths a day he could “breath a sigh of relief.”

"In my head, I was always looking to get under 100... for me, it's just a sign that we're making real progress,” Cuomo said at a daily press briefing Saturday. “Although, under 100 doesn’t do anything for those 84 families that are feeling the pain.”

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