New York's infection rate over the last day has sunk to 0.87% as more than 70,000 tests were conducted, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced. 

Hospitalizations have fallen by four patients to 564 cases statewide. Four people were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 in the last day. 

"Our progress is thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers - even after two and a half months of reopening, the numbers have continued to go down," Cuomo said in a statement. 

"But we learned from this crisis that nobody is safe until everybody is safe, and an outbreak anywhere is an outbreak everywhere. Surging infection rates across the country threaten that progress, so we must continue to wear our masks, socially distance and stay New York Tough," he said.

Overall, the state found 636 new coronavirus cases. 

Most regions of the state have an infection rate of around 1 percent.