New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stated in a press convention on Saturday that the variety of new coronavirus instances in his state continues to say no, with the each day demise toll falling under 100 for the primary time since late March.
The variety of coronavirus hospitalizations, intubations and new instances have been all down once more on Saturday, Cuomo stated, which continues to be “good news.”
One other 84 New Yorkers died from the virus, which is down from 109 deaths the day earlier than. Whereas that quantity is “still a tragedy, no doubt,” Cuomo stated, he referred to as it “overall good news” contemplating it’s the bottom variety of each day deaths since late March.
“In my head I was always looking to get under 100… it’s just a sign that we’re making real progress and I feel good about that,” he stated. The each day demise toll has been “stubborn” in its decline, coming in at above 100 every day for a number of weeks.
One other two of the state’s areas, Lengthy Island and the mid-Hudson, are set to reopen early subsequent week in the event that they meet the state’s standards, Cuomo stated.
The mid-Hudson area may reopen by Tuesday if sufficient contact tracers are skilled over Memorial Day weekend, Cuomo stated. In Lengthy Island, if the variety of deaths continues to fall and phone tracing will get up and working, “we could open by Wednesday.”
The New York Metropolis area, which was hardest-hit by the pandemic, will seemingly be the final to open: It presently solely meets 4 out of the seven standards required by the state to start a phased reopening.
Seven out of New York’s ten areas have began a phased reopening of companies to this point. These are the Finger Lakes, together with Rochester; Central New York, together with Syracuse; the Southern Tier, which borders Pennsylvania; the Mohawk Valley, west of Albany; the agricultural North Nation, which incorporates the Adirondack Mountains; Western New York, which incorporates Buffalo; and the Capital Area, surrounding Albany.
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New York additionally launched its personal small enterprise reduction program on Friday, in coordination with personal banks, with over $100 million in funding obtainable. The state will take a “smart, targeted approach” for distributing these loans, specializing in companies which have 20 or fewer workers and fewer than $three million in gross revenues, Cuomo introduced Friday. “We’re going to focus on true small businesses,” he stated, including that many have nonetheless not obtained assist from the federal authorities.
Massive quantity: Over 350,000
That’s what number of instances of coronavirus have been confirmed in New York to this point, in keeping with knowledge from Johns Hopkins College.
Cuomo has reiterated his requires extra state funding in current press conferences. It’s the federal authorities’s “obligation” that they supply monetary reduction to state and native governments, “the same way” they took care of the large companies, he stated Friday.
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