Some New Yorkers could receive elective surgeries soon


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted that he signed an Executive Order allowing New Yorkers to obtain marriage licenses remotely, and to allow clerks to solemnize wedding ceremonies via said apps.

At a briefing of his task force Sunday, President Trump said his administration would have a call with governors and the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday to discuss how to increase coronavirus testing capacity in states.

"Testing is something that no one would have expected as an issue", Cuomo said. Neither side offered details on the meeting, but it comes as Cuomo lobbies for more federal help.

"Let's use this time to actually learn the lessons, value from the reflection and reimagine what we want society to be", Cuomo said. But he says without federal control of national and worldwide supply chains for materials, testing will remind a "quagmire". Click the link to confirm your subscription and begin receiving our newsletters.

On Sunday they numbered more than 2,500 in Washington state.

He unveiled the tentative plan for the future as the state's coronavirus statistics continued to trend in the right direction.

In his Sunday briefing, Cuomo said his administration had identified up to 400 ventilators they could send to MA on 24 hours notice, as the Bay State has to "scramble" to manage its surge in coronavirus cases.

Michigan's stay-at-home order provokes protest
Saving lives", Governor Whitmer said during an update posted online by the Michigan State Police on Wednesday, April 15. She is the target of at least two lawsuits claiming her order infringes constitutional rights.

"It is a situation when you need everybody to work together, and you need people to understand quickly who is in a better decision to do what", Cuomo said. "That is down and that's good news, relative to really bad news which is what was happening up until then".

Murphy, however, cautioned that reopening too soon would risk sparking a spike in cases and said people would need to have confidence their health would not be in jeopardy in order to start going to stores again.

But Cuomo said the outbreak is moving through regions of the state at different rates.

Of those, 14,828 people died, including 481 in the prior day, according to Cuomo.

"This will be the first true snapshot of exactly how many people were infected by COVID-19", said the governor in a statement, reports the Post.

Cuomo reported 4,726 new positive cases of coronavirus, bringing the state total to 247,512.

The offer from NY effectively matches the number of ventilators MA has received so far from the federal government's national stockpile. The Republican governor called the loosening of restrictions meant to curb the spread of the virus "the right approach at the right time".