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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will no longer hold a daily coronavirus briefing after Friday. He made the announcement June 17, 2020. Video courtesy NYS Governor’s Office. New York State Team

ALBANY – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s marathon streak of daily coronavirus news conferences will come to a close Friday, ending a 3 1/2 month stretch that saw the Democratic governor build up a significant national audience as his state became an epicenter for COVID-19.

Cuomo said Wednesday he will deliver his final daily COVID-19 briefing on Friday, which by that point will be the 111th consecutive day he held a news conference on the virus’ spread.

The governor’s decision comes as New York’s coronavirus infection rate continues to remain low,

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