Coronavirus Death Toll Flat for Second Day
ALBANY, N.Y. – Governor Andrew Cuomo says there’s a attainable flattening of the curve occurring in New York with the variety of deaths holding regular for a second straight day however says the hospital system is at its tipping level.
Speaking from the state capital, Cuomo stated there have been four,758 complete deaths to date in New York State.
The loss of life toll right here within the metropolis has risen to greater than three,000 folks.
He says the quantity has been successfully flat for two days.
The complete variety of optimistic instances is 130,689.
Cuomo says the variety of hospital admissions are down in addition to intensive care transfers and intubations. Still, he warns the system is strained to the max.
Governor Cuomo says the state will keep on PAUSE till April 29.
That means faculties and non-essential companies will stay closed.
Cuomo says he’s additionally rising the utmost tremendous from $500 to $1,000 for New Yorkers who fail to adjust to social distancing.
“I don’t care if you’re Orthodox Jewish, Catholic, Christian,” Cuomo says when requested about spiritual gatherings which might be nonetheless occurring. “This is serious. What right do you have to act irresponsibly that could get you sick or someone else sick?”
The governor says he shall be requesting from President Donald Trump that the USNS Comfort be used to deal with COVID-19 sufferers completely.
He says having the hospital ship devoted to treating coronavirus instances together with the momentary facility on the Javits Center will assist reduce the burden on metropolis hospitals and workers.
Cuomo says he wouldn’t help the momentary internment of our bodies in New York City parks and had not heard that it was even raised – contradicting the chance raised by Mayor Bill de Blasio earlier within the day.
“I have not heard this is an issue,” Cuomo stated.
Cuomo says the federal authorities will enhance provide of anti-malaria medication, together with hydroxychloroquine, being utilized in hospitals to deal with COVID-19 sufferers.
New York at present has a 14-day restrict on its use.
Cuomo says it’ll take weeks if not months to find out if the hydroxychloroquine remedies will work for COVID-19 sufferers bu says “anecdotally it’s been positive.”
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