The city of New York, which was the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic in the United States, has registered its first day in the country with no coronavirus deaths since the outbreak of the health crisis last March.
New York Department of Health data shows that nobody died of the pandemic in the city on the last day. A total of 215,924 cases and 18,670 deaths were found on site due to the disease caused by the virus. The city peaked on April 7 when 597 people died.
“New Yorkers were the heroes of this story, they went out of their way to stay safe,” said Avery Cohen, spokeswoman for the New York City Council, in a statement picked up by The Hill newspaper.
The New York state authorities have recorded five deaths in the past 24 hours, although they have not indicated where they occurred. On Saturday, another 341 people in the city tested positive for COVID-19, which corresponds to a rate of 1.3 percent.