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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is holding his each day press convention on the Covid-19 outbreak, which has contaminated greater than 291,996 individuals throughout the state as of Tuesday, in keeping with knowledge compiled by Johns Hopkins College.
On Monday, Cuomo stated he spoke with President Donald Trump about retaining momentary health-care services in New York working in case the coronavirus resurges later this 12 months. Cuomo’s remarks got here after well being specialists and political leaders warned that the lethal virus might persist by means of the autumn and winter seasons.
“We’re now speaking about the opportunity of a second wave of the Covid virus or Covid combining with common flu season in September, which might be problematic once more for the hospital capability,” Cuomo stated.
The governor additionally famous the battle in persevering with to make use of the Jacob Ok. Javits Conference Middle as a health-care facility. The middle has been remodeled right into a discipline hospital to accommodate 2,500 beds. “You’ll be able to’t reopen the conference heart, clearly, with the hospital beds in it,” he stated.
Dozens of occasions listed on the Javits Middle’s web site, together with the New York Comedian Con, stay scheduled to be held later this 12 months.
The coronavirus has contaminated greater than 989,000 individuals within the U.S. and has killed a minimum of 56,386, in keeping with knowledge from Johns Hopkins College. Globally, the coronavirus has contaminated greater than three million individuals and has killed a minimum of 212,221.
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