Cuomo hails falling rate of coronavirus infections

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As parts of New York prepared to reopen on Friday, the governor said new infections had fallen to the same rate as 19 March, the date he said the state “went into the abyss”.

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Giving his daily press briefing in Rochester, Andrew Cuomo said: “In many ways, from my point of view, we’re on the other side of the mountain.”

Cuomo shut down the entire state on 22 March, as the New York City area emerged as a global

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