New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the state will end the statewide disaster emergency on Thursday thanks to substantial progress made in combating the Covid-19 pandemic.
New York State declared a state of emergency in early March of 2020 to contain the spread of coronavirus.
A number of laws, rules and regulations were modified or suspended to facilitate emergency purchase, testing, treatment, cleaning and quarantine.
As of Wednesday, New York State had a 0.34 percent positivity rate in Covid-19 testing with 474 Covid-19 patients hospitalized and 104 people in intensive care units.
The state reported 42,942 accumulative deaths from the pandemic on Wednesday with 71.2 percent of residents administered with at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine.