Virus death toll drops to 5 in NY, once the United States epicenter

Judge blocks 25% capacity rule for religious services in NY

The following states meet the criteria for required quarantine as of June 27: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.

A total of 869 people were hospitalized across the state, 39 less than were hospitalized on Saturday.

California is one of several states that is seeing a surge in cases.

The United States has more cases than any other country at almost 2.6 million, according to a live tracker of the virus by Johns Hopkins University.

Restrictions limiting the number of people who can attend outdoor religious gatherings will also be lifted by the injunction.

'If we are going to maintain the progress we've seen, we need everyone to take personal responsibility, Cuomo said in a statement, Business Insider reports. Advertisement According to data from Johns Hopkins University last updated on June 28, nine states now have positive test rates greater than 10%: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah, and Texas. A spokesperson for the New York City law department said, "We will review this new ruling and work with the state on next steps".

Wednesday Cuomo was joined by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont to announce anyone who enters NY, NJ or CT from a state with a high COVID-19 infection rate will be subject to a 14-day quarantine.

Pastor Sedgwick Easley, of Union Baptist Church in Hempstead, says he still feels it's not safe to allow that many people inside the church so he is ignoring the judge's ruling.

"New Yorkers have controlled the spread of this unprecedented virus by being smart and disciplined, and our progress to date is illustrated by the current low numbers of new cases and hospitalizations", Governor Cuomo said.

The number of deaths Sunday was five, Cuomo said, the lowest daily death count since March 15. The rate of infections on Saturday were less than 1 per cent statewide.

Texas has been vaulted to fourth in the nation in infections with almost 150,000 after reporting six consecutive days of more than 5,000 new cases, according to data from Texas Health and Human Services.

The New York Post also reported the band of Congressional Republicans have called on James to back an independent investigation centered on the March 25 directive.



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