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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.

Confirmed Cases: 397131

Reported Deaths: 32206
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Suffolk416421983
Westchester350431427
Rockland13648668
Orange10775484
Erie7475639
Dutchess4243152
Monroe3953273
Onondaga2949188
Albany2152121
Ulster183486
Oneida174298
Sullivan145648
Putnam133663
Niagara128488
Schenectady83437
Broome75358
Saratoga56617
Rensselaer56530
Columbia47537
Madison36317
Orleans28254
Ontario28033
Steuben27041
Warren26933
Greene26318
Fulton26124
Washington24614
Genesee2395
St. Lawrence2242
Oswego2063
Wayne1853
Tompkins1790
Herkimer1733
Chenango1505
Chemung1462
Tioga14624
Chautauqua1327
Livingston1328
Cattaraugus1276
Cayuga1202
Montgomery1194
Clinton1034
Wyoming975
Jefferson940
Delaware914
Otsego865
Seneca710
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