The results of 63,598 tests in New York found 831 new coronavirus cases, an infection rate of 1.3 percent, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office on Wednesday said. 

The results come as New York is trying to stave off a resurgence of the virus as the pandemic has ravaged the Sun Belt and western states. New York placed a 14-day quarantine for travel from nearly two dozen states which high infection rates. 

"New Yorkers brought the curve down by making big changes, and we see that work reflected in the numbers every day," Cuomo said. 

"But we must continue to be smart - by wearing a mask, social distancing and washing our hands, we all have a role to play in protecting the progress we've made and leading the rest of the nation by example. We cannot go back to the hell we experienced three months ago, so please stay vigilant and New York Tough."

Hospitalizations have been largely flat with 831 patients. Nine people in the last 24 hours in New York have died of COVID-19.