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Cuomo Updates New York on Coronavirus; Expresses Dismay Towards Congress



Here is a rundown of the daily updates from Governor Cuomo on the coronavirus situation in New York, and the press conference can be viewed at the bottom of this page.

Vital Numbers NY state released today

  • 37,258 people have tested positive for Covid-19
  • 5,327 people are currently hospitalized
  • 1,290 patients are in intensive care
  • 1,517 patients have been discharged after being hospitalized
  • 385 patients have died from Covid-19

Highlights From Conference

  • “In a situation like this not knowing the facts is worse, that’s when you feel out of control”
  • We have to deal with 2 fronts, the public health and the economic situation
  • He explained they are looking for not a reduction of cases, but a reduction in the rate of increase
  • Almost any realistic scenario will still overwhelm the hospital system, increasing the hospital capacity is a top priority
  • The goal a 1000+ overflow facility in all boroughs, Nassau, Suffolk and Rockland and Westchester county
  • Currently there is  enough protective personal equipment in stock  for health care workers
  • He said the state has also approved hospitals to split a ventilator and allow it to be used on two patients, and they are shopping for more ventilators
  • Covid-19 patients are on ventilators between 11-21 days, others only for 3-4 days
  • He discussed the loss of revenue due to business being closed and the relief bill only helping the state cover the pandemic not the states budget
  • He addressed the economic stimulus package, assailing Congressional leaders for falling short of assisting the states.“What they did failed to meet the governmental need,” he said of the bill. He called it “irresponsible” and “reckless.”
  • “When this is over I promise you I’m going to give them a piece of my mind,” he said, adding that now is not a time for politics.
  •  Deaths have increased- patients on ventilators up to 20-30 days
  •  New York is by far the most impacted state as per John Hopkins statistics
  • “When I get tired I think of the first responders  out there.” Gov Cuomo
  • ” Tens of thousands of doctors and nurses are coming out of retirement to assist in hospitals while nearly 9,000 mental health professionals are volunteering their time to provide free services to New Yorkers, he said.
  • When the pressure is on, you get to see what

    people are made of”

QUOTE: “You get to see the best and you get to the see the worst,” he said. “You get to see the beauty and you get to see the opposite. … Easy times don’t forge character.”





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