New York sees end of tunnel after two months of ordeal – rts.ch

The death toll from Covid-19 recorded in New York state fell to its lowest point since March 24 on Saturday. A positive signal in a region which remains marked by the pandemic.

The death toll from the novel coronavirus recorded in New York State has fallen to 84 in the past 24 hours, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday, the lowest toll since March 24.

“This is good news,” the governor said in his daily briefing. Hospitalizations, intubations, new infections: the decline continues, he said. “In my head, I always said to myself that we had to go below 100”, he added. “It shows that we are making progress.”

At the peak of the pandemic in this state, the most affected in the United States, in the first half of April, the authorities had recorded more than a thousand deaths per day.

Air bubbles in parks

A part of the state where the virus is not very active has started to deconfin, but restrictions have not yet been lifted in New York City where circles of social distancing have emerged. Thus, the images of Domino Park in the Brooklyn neighborhood went around the world.

>> Cédrinne Vergain’s photo column

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Cédrinne Vergain’s photo column devoted to the new distances to be respected / 7:30 p.m. / 1 ​​min. / May 22, 2020

Likewise, the beaches of the metropolis remain closed, while those of the State and its neighbors are now open, often with physical distancing instructions. Gatherings of up to 10 people are also allowed again.

5% of residents have left the city

It remains to be seen what New York will look like once the page on the coronavirus is turned. Almost 5% of its inhabitants have in fact left the city to go green in their second home. Some of them, met by the RTS, even plan to stay there.

>> Gaspard Kühn’s report for 7:30 p.m .:

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New York: the richest taxpayers go into exile in the countryside, with the risk of weakening the city / 7:30 p.m. / 2 min. / May 21, 2020

It will take time for the people of New York State to heal the wounds left by the pandemic and recover from the human tragedy of the past few months.

As for the images of the tragedy, military ship, field hospital in Central Park and piling up bodies, they will, of course, enter the history books.

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