Total COVID-19 cases exceed 100000 in New York City

Total COVID-19 cases exceed 100000 in New York City

Total COVID-19 cases exceed 100000 in New York City

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that he believed "the worst is over" as hospitalizations appeared to be reaching a plateau and the daily increase in deaths came to 671, the lowest total in about a week.

"Seeing how we had the responsibility for closing the state down, I think we have the responsibility to open the state up". An reputable reside circulate of the approaching convention shall be to be had for audience to look at on-line by means of the governor's reputable web site and YouTube channel, in addition to CBS News' virtual participant. You have people who live in New York City who work in New Jersey. 'It makes no sense for one locality to take an action that's not coordinated with the others'.

"We go day-to-day to watch those numbers and we'll work with Jersey and CT and our local governments in each state to come up with a coordinated plan", he said.

Meantime, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo remained at odds over the mayor's plan to close city schools. "We will be there", Cuomo said.

Because of rationing, just 44% of tests conducted in the state have been done in New York City, even though the city represents 74% of the state's fatalities from the virus. Last week, he ordered the closure of schools for the rest of the academic year.

"We should start looking forward to 'reopening, ' but reopening with a plan and a smart plan because if you do it wrong, it can backfire", Cuomo said. The state previously provided labs with the flexibility to allow more workers to do testing for COVID-19; this executive order expands that authority so the same workers can perform antibody tests.

"There is no on-off switch", Cuomo says.

More than 10,000 people have died in NY state, and the death rate was "basically flat at an horrific level of pain and sorrow", Cuomo said, referring to a flattening of the curve as seen on a graph.

"We have lost so many people", de Blasio said Monday.

Cuomo has been speaking often in recent days about planning for the eventual reopening of schools and businesses. Those officials, plus the governors' chiefs of staff, would form a working group that will begin work immediately on designing a reopening plan.

"The optimum is a geographically coordinated plan", he said, adding that "This virus doesn't understand governmental boundaries". "We have control of the spread".

Cuomo's latest state briefing trails a devastating week for NY amid its coronavirus outbreak.

The United States, which has 4.25% of the world's population, accounts for almost a fifth of the world's nearly 110,000 deaths from Covid-19 since the disease first.

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