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A total of 74,857 people were tested for Covid-19 across New York state on Friday, and 0.93% of those, or 703, proved to be positive for the virus.
“Despite increasing infection rates across the country and in our region, we continue to see our numbers hold at low levels, all thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers to change their behavior and our data-driven, phased reopening,” New York governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement on Saturday.
Susan Rice, the former national security adviser who is now a potential running mate for Joe Biden in November’s presidential election, has spoken to the Atlantic about how female politicians are judged differently to their male counterparts.
“I am accused of using profanity. I cop guilty to that. I do occasionally use profanity,” Rice said in an interview with Edward-Isaac Dovere. “Does anybody talk about Dick Cheney’s foul mouth? Or does that in any way define him as the vice president of the United States? I think it’s sexist; that’s what it is.”