Cuomo provides latest test results, tells Trump federal involvement in NY is not needed

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says “New York is doing very, very well.”

On Tuesday, 67,000 coronavirus tests were given to residents and only 705 came back positive. So, New York’s latest positive test rate is 1.04 percent.

As of Tuesday, 714 people in the state are hospitalized with COVID-19. Nine New Yorkers who contracted COVID-19 died on Tuesday.

In western New York, the number of people hospitalized dropped from 35 to 32 between Monday and Tuesday. Eight patients are receiving intensive care.

Hospitalizations also dropped in the Finger Lakes region, moving down to 45. 11 of those patients are receiving intensive care.

On another note, Gov. Cuomo says he spoke to President Donald Trump on Tuesday, telling him that state agencies are capable of handling crime. He told Trump that federal involvement is not necessary in New York at this time.

This comes after federal agents were seen in other parts of the country where protests have been happening.

Evan Anstey is a digital content producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here.

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