Coronavirus deaths dropped below 100 in a single day in New York state -- the first time since March 24 -- and the positive trends in fighting the virus mean Long Island can reopen as soon as Wednesday, Gov.
On Friday, 84 people in New York died from coronavirus -- down from 109 a day earlier.
Cuomo said the 84 deaths occurred on the 84th straight day of New York's coronavirus crisis and marked an important milestone that he had been aiming for -- finally dropping below 100 daily deaths.
But the fact that it's down as low as it is, is really overall good news," Cuomo said.
In another sign of positive news that hard-hit New York is finally emerging from the coronavirus crisis, Cuomo says Long Island could begin reopening this week.