The pandemic milestone passed relatively unnoticed amid ongoing protests over the killing of George Floyd.
Data shows as demonstrations kept their momentum, on June 3, 2020, the coronavirus’ toll on the lives of New Yorkers lagged. There were zero confirmed deaths and three probable deaths that day, the data states.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday that the city is “resolute” it will restart.
“If we all work together, phase one can move on to phase two,” he said. “And at this moment, phase two can start as early as the beginning of July.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said coronavirus deaths statewide on Thursday dipped to 42 — likewise the lowest point since March.
But officials have consistently warned the virus could make a resurgence. Cuomo recently urged all protesters — tens of thousands of people, at a minimum — to get tested for coronavirus over concerns that the lack of proper social distancing at demonstrations could help the virus spread.