This is our daily update of breaking COVID-19 news for Saturday, October 10th, 2020. Previous daily updates can be found here, and up-to-date statistics are here.

New York City is in Phase 4 of reopening now, which includes zoos, botanical gardens, museums, and gyms. Certain parts of Brooklyn and Queens are under a zoned shutdown. A look at preparing for the spread of coronavirus is here, and if you have lingering questions about the virus, here is our regularly updated coronavirus FAQ. Here are some local and state hotlines for more information: NYC: 311; NY State Hotline: 888-364-3065; NJ State Hotline: 800-222-1222.

Here's the latest:

The number of COVID-19 cases across the state's designated red zones, including parts of Brooklyn and Queens, are fluctuating as state officials attempt to contain the spread of the virus, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday.

But it's a different story in the entire state, where the number of new COVID-19 cases appears to remain just above or below 1%, according to statistics released.

"Our numbers remain good news, even as clusters appear in certain areas of the state," said Cuomo in a statement. "Our testing system is so advanced that we were able to track clusters to 2.8 percent of the state's population and attack the virus within that population."

The numbers in the red zones -- which are subject to heavy restrictions, including a ban on mass gatherings and the complete closure of public and private schools -- have shown some improvement. In the red zone within Brooklyn, the percentage of people testing positive went from 6.69% the week of September 27th to 5.71% the week of October 4th.

In the two separate red zones in Queens, the number of cases jumped from 2.97% the week of September 27th to 3.24%. There’s been a significant drop in the number of COVID-19 cases in Orange County, going from 24.64% the week of September 27th to 16.38% the week of October 4th. Rockland County's numbers have also dropped, going from 12.29% the week of September 27th to 10.06% the week of October 4th.

State health officials said of the 3,901 tests performed in the red zones, 193 returned positive.

There were three COVID-19 deaths in the five boroughs, one in Brooklyn and two in the Bronx.

Former NJ governor Chris Christie chats with people in the Rose Garden at the White House on September 26, 2020

Chris Christie Leaves Hospital A Week After COVID-19 Diagnosis

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said that he was released from the hospital this morning, one week after he revealed he tested positive for COVID-19 and checked himself as a "precautionary measure."

Christie's positive result came after President Donald Trump announced he had COVID-19 on October 2nd. Christie was at the September 26th White House ceremony for Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, an event later designated as a "super-spreader" after a number of attendees tested positive for the virus. He was also with Trump in the days leading up to the September 29th debate, helping him prepare.

Christie, in a tweet posted on Saturday morning, said "I am happy to let you know that this morning I was released from Morristown Medical Center. I want to thank the extraordinary doctors & nurses who cared for me for the last week. Thanks to my family & friends for their prayers. I will have more to say about all of this next week."

11:30 p.m.: Christie had been in the hospital for a week, saying on October 3rd that he had checked himself into Morristown Medical Center, "While I am feeling good and only have mild symptoms, due to my history of asthma we decided this is an important precautionary measure." He is also overweight, which is a known comorbidity for the coronavirus.

After Twitter users claimed he was on ventilator midweek, three friends and associates of Christie spoke to Gothamist/WNYC, saying that they had been in contact with him and that he was, considering the circumstances, feeling fine. Christie also told CNN on Friday that he was taking remdesivir, a drug once intended to treat the Ebola virus (but it was never approved) that has been become an emergency treatment for COVID-19.

Trump also took remdesivir, in addition to other experimental drugs and steroids, during his treatment; he was only hospitalized for a few days.

On Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discussed the Rose Garden ceremony—where 12 people have now tested positive— with CBS News. "I think the — the data speaks for themselves. We had a super-spreader event in the White House and it was in a situation where people were crowded together and were not wearing masks," he said. "So the data speak for themselves." It's also believed, given Trump's travel schedule, including to Bedminster, NJ for a fundraiser after top aide Hope Hicks tested positive, may have exposed thousands of people to the virus.

Despite his illness, Trump is planning a campaign event at the White House on Saturday.