Daily coronavirus fatalities in NY rose slightly to 437, but Saturday marked the sixth straight day of deaths under 500 and hospitalizations dropped to the lowest point since the beginning of April, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
Robert F. Mujica Jr., director of the New York State Division of the Budget, talked about a possible up to 20% cut.
Earlier in the week, Cuomo criticized U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after he suggested instead of bailing out blue states like NY, which faces a potential multi-billion dollar deficit, the states should file for bankruptcy.
The plan will be implemented in phases and be based on regional analysis and determinations and start with construction and manufacturing, Cuomo said.
New York's R (t) is now 0.8, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press briefing on Sunday.
Though the overall trends provide some hope, the governor continued to stress that any gains could be lost quickly if social distancing restrictions are relaxed too quickly.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday he will sign an executive order allowing independent pharmacies to conduct coronavirus testing. "We are not going backwards". The decision to reopen, he added, ultimately hinges on whether hospitalizations decline for two weeks.
New testing suggests 1 in 5 New Yorkers already had Covid-19
Andrew Cuomo made the announcement at his Thursday press briefing after the state collected its initial 3,000 antibody samples. The rate for Westchester and Rockland was 11.7 percent and the rate for Long Island was 16.7 percent.
-On the topic of reopening, he signals May 15 is when some parts of the state could consider to "Un-PAUSE", referring to the the NY on PAUSE act - but Cuomo says he will extend the orders for "many parts of the state".
Cuomo said upstate regions are more likely to reopen sooner than downstate areas like New York City. "The way back will be driven by data, science, and common sense", Murphy said in a tweet. The state aims to lower the number of new infections to a couple hundred a day, he said.
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Nevertheless, Ruhnke wrote, the couple had five masks and wished to give one to help New York's battle against the virus.
The phased reopening Cuomo outlined included two phases. "So it's something that we need to pay attention to". "This is just bad news; 367 deaths, which is horrific", he said. Ad - Cheapest managed VPS plans in the world. But local health and government officials say that's the very reason community spread of the virus continues to drop.
"I can't tell you how alarmed we were", New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, told reporters Sunday. "Every business leader understands that we can't just re-open and go back to where we were and what we were doing before - we have to move forward in light of the circumstances that have developed". He added: "We are not going to allow the disparities that we have seen exist in the future".