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Temples, mosques and churches in New York State can reopen with 25% capacity

Governor Cuomo updated the media on Saturday on COVID-19, including announcing the number of deaths in the previous 24 hour period in the state and announced that temples, mosques and churches across the state can reopen with 25% capacity.

Posted: Jun 6, 2020 12:22 PM
Updated: Jun 6, 2020 12:22 PM

Albany, N.Y. - During his Saturday morning press briefing on COVID-19, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced 35 more people died in New York State due to coronavirus on Friday, the lowest total since the pandemic began in March.

The total number of deaths in the state now stands at 24,210.

For the week, the death total was 35 on Friday. There were 42 on Thursday. There were 52 on Wednesday, 49 on Tuesday, and 58 on Monday as the curve continues to fall.

Governor Cuomo also made the sudden announcement that effective immediately, temples, mosques and churches can reopen, but only with a maximum 25% capacity, and wants to remind people to continue to take the CDC's precautionary measures of social distancing and wearing masks, "Social distance, watch on the exit and entrance way where people congregate, where they're going through the entrance or the exit. So we leave it to our faith based partners to come up with a smart strategy to do this, but this is a celebration for us because we're doing so well on the metrics. But people still have to stay smart."

He went on to say, "Don’t get cocky, don’t get arrogant, but all the arrows are pointing in the right direction."

Cuomo says he is also is looking forward to New York City beginning Phase 1 of reopening on Monday and says the state will be deploying over 1 million masks as well as 25,000 gallons and 500,000 two ounce bottles of sanitizer to the MTA for reopening.

Cuomo also says as office workers return to work, the state will allow commercial buildings to conduct temperature checks of anyone entering the building, and can prohibit them.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1242561

Reported Deaths: 40993
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens1550597836
Kings1519718037
Suffolk1259252577
Nassau1127022540
Bronx1038695255
Westchester837081789
New York744523434
Erie513841360
Richmond442101373
Monroe43659753
Rockland31509806
Orange28386642
Onondaga27190524
Oneida16502341
Dutchess16327304
Albany15981252
Niagara11822239
Broome10866254
Saratoga898479
Schenectady8480122
Ulster7548189
Rensselaer6693102
Putnam638674
Chemung5534107
Chautauqua546056
Oswego481663
Ontario464781
Steuben4541131
Cayuga431069
Sullivan376548
Genesee363098
Wayne360650
Herkimer352851
St. Lawrence349656
Cattaraugus334460
Jefferson309421
Madison307375
Livingston264538
Tompkins261322
Cortland260453
Columbia239769
Allegany232875
Montgomery216772
Tioga216754
Wyoming211441
Clinton209117
Fulton203948
Warren200437
Greene199557
Orleans189868
Chenango170439
Otsego162323
Lewis145123
Washington143823
Seneca120345
Franklin11039
Delaware99019
Essex95916
Schoharie8825
Yates79516
Schuyler71010
Hamilton1451
Unassigned39101
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