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New York Update: Cuomo ” You can’t stop the economy forever”: Watch Presser

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Some notes from Monday’s press conference with the Governor. You can watch the entire presser below

  • The state has tested more than 78,000 people, accounting for a quarter of all tests nationwide, according to Mr. Cuomo. New York has increased its testing capacity exponentially, from testing 1,000 people a day ten days ago to 16,000 a day as of Monday. He noted NY is testing more people than anyone else in the nation.

  • More than 30,000 retired doctors and health care professionals have responded to the state’s call to volunteer their services, he said. He also called for insurance appraisers to work in the hospitals as well

  •  Cuomo mentioned Trump delivered on NY state requests and thanked him , called it “government working”, in regards to the emergenceof temporary  hospitals are up and running at Javits Center, and 3 others fully operational with ventilators etc.  Cuomo noted Trump is waving the cost of FEMA expenses
  •  Mentioned Trump delivered  on FDA waiver to use experimental drug
  • Tuesday Hydroxychloroquine and Zithromax  therapy begins
  • Mr. Cuomo said he was still awaiting New York City’s plan to further reduce density, especially among young people, by imposing more restrictions on public spaces and potentially opening some streets to pedestrians.

  • The governor said the state had made headway in securing hundreds of thousands of medical supplies that will be distributed to different parts of the state. New York City will receive more than 169,000 N-95 masks, 430,000 surgical masks, 176,000 gloves, 72,000 gowns and 98,000 face shields.

  • New York saw nearly 4,000 new cases overnight, putting the total number of cases at 20,875 as of Monday morning. 13% hospitalization rate (2,635 in hospitalized)  621 ICU patients
  • Cuomo spoke about how do we restart the economy
  • Economic viability vs protecting lives, and finding a balance, implying the shutdown can not last forever

Quote: “I take total responsibility for shutting off the economy  we also have to start to plan the pivot back to economic functionality. You can’t stop the economy forever.”




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