Morrisania also had a 81 percent higher hospitalisation rate than the city's average, he said. The other nine neighborhoods all had a positive rate of over 33 percent.
He announced "low-Income communities and communities of color" have been hit the hardest by COVID-19.
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"My position (on schools reopening) is that I don't have a position", Cuomo said.
Even as the numbers improved, Cuomo urged New Yorkers to wear masks in public, citing previously disclosed data showing NY healthcare and transit workers and first responders tested positive for COVID-19 at lower-than-average rates.
One more region of the state, the Capitol Region, stepped into phase one of reopening on Wednesday, leaving downstate regions - New York City, Long Island and Mid-Hudson - the only regions that are not qualified for reopening yet.More news: United Kingdom to test anti-malaria drugs on health workers
The state will also expand testing capacity in 40 locations of New York City public housing facilities, where social distancing is hard to maintain due to limited room space.
"I've been very clear about the beaches, they are closed for swimming, there will not be lifeguards, people are not allowed to go to the beach to swim, there's not going to be anything with group activity, no sports, no volleyball, no gatherings, we want to make sure that people understand what the beach is for today", he told reporters during a press conference Friday. "But we need to find out how to do it and do it safely and do it smartly".
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Thursday said it appears to be the "tip of the iceberg" and the more cases the health department looks into, the more cases they are finding.More news: Coronavirus: 30 million vaccine doses 'available in September' if Oxford trial successful