June 26, 2020 / 3:53 PM / 14 days ago

New York coronavirus positive test rate lowest in U.S., governor says

June 26 (Reuters) - The percentage of people in New York state who are testing positive for the novel coronavirus is the lowest in the United States, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday, citing data from Johns Hopkins University.

Cuomo said the 7-day average of the percentage of positive tests in New York was at 1.3 percent, a big improvement from an earlier peak in the state of 50 percent. (reporting by Gabriella Borter in New York and Nathan Layne in Wilton, Connecticut, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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