New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the thousands of people protesting the death of George Floyd have a “civic duty” to be tested for the coronavirus, a sort of "PRO-test" for public health.

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Cuomo says he is concerned that people packing in tightly for demonstrations all around the state could lead to more COVID-19 cases.

Fewer people in the state are being hospitalized for COVID-19, and the reported daily death toll was 52 on Wednesday, compared to almost 800 at the peak of the outbreak.

The Governor says the state is expanding the COVID-19 testing criteria to include any individual who attended any recent protests in the state.

Information in how to be tested can be found at http://coronavirus.health.ny.gov