New York Coronavirus Death Numbers Drop For First Day
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On Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that coronavirus daily deaths have dropped for the first time in New York.
"The state had 594 deaths over the last 24 hours, down from 630 in the previous 24-hour period," reports the Daily Wire. "But Cuomo warned the drop could just be a “blip.” A total of 4,159 New Yorkers have now died of SARS-CoV-2 out of 122,031 confirmed cases, said Cuomo, who said “the coronavirus is truly vicious and effective.”"
“It’s an effective killer,” he said.
Cuomo added however that the peak of the virus in New York City may be hitting it's peak.
“The apex could be a plateau and we could be on that plateau now,” he said.
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
In another bit of good news, the number of new hospitalizations dropped by nearly half on Sunday to a level not seen in more than a week. A total of 574 new hospitalizations were reported Sunday, compared to 1,095 on Saturday. The Sunday number was just more than a third of admissions for the virus from Friday, when 1,427 were hospitalized.
The last time fewer than 600 people were hospitalized was March 22.
“That’s partially a function of more people being discharged,” Cuomo said. “And that’s great news.” Cuomo said 74% of those hospitalized have been discharged.
The governor also said hospitals need to come together and work as a single network, establishing a “rolling deployment” of medical resources around the country.
“This is war time,” he says. “This is a war.”
During his press conference, Cuomo urged “the family of New York to come together.”
“We talk about the family of New York, right?” he said. “I must have said that one million times: family of New York. What does family of New York mean? Mutuality, cooperation, sharing benefits and burdens. This is the time the family needs to come together, not just out of spirit and love, but out of necessity. You cannot handle this without your brothers and sisters. You can’t.”
Cuomo also revealed that the federal government “is deploying approximately 1,000 personnel to New York State, including doctors, nurses, respiratory technicians and therapists, to help the state’s overwhelmed hospital systems. The first 325 personnel will be deployed to the New York City hospital system today."
Cuomo also spoke out about President Trump's recent statement where he hopes that the NFL will be able to open up in September.
“I would love to see sports back,” Cuomo said. “It would help with cabin fever. But this is not about hopes and dreams and aspirations and what you would like to see. None of us like being here. Follow the data, follow the science. Let the doctors and health-care professionals tell you when it’s safe to reopen and that’s when you reopen.”
Cuomo continued by stating that officials should “Follow the data. Follow the science. Let the … health-care professionals tell you when it’s safe to re-open, and that’s when you re-open.”
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