While the media focus has been on New York’s cumulative death toll numbers?
The hosptization and recovery number’s for the state have been dropping for the past week…
(New York City has actually send excess respirators to others states)
Projections that the virus infections in the state would peak last week where mostly on point…
Cuomo has hinted about loosening some restrictions to get the state’s economy back from the virus downfall. sometime in the future..
But he cautions that social distancing cannot cannot just be abandoned in one ‘all clear move….
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Monday, for the first time, that he believed that the most horrific phase of the coronavirus outbreak may have passed.
“I believe the worst is over if we continue to be smart. I believe we can start on the path to normalcy,” he said.
Although more than 5,000 people died of the coronavirus in New York state in the past week and nearly 19,000 remain hospitalized, Mr. Cuomo said, enough indicators were either leveled off or decreasing that he believed the outbreak may have passed its peak.
The state’s one-day toll of 671 deaths, while still “horrific,” Mr. Cuomo said, is the lowest in a week and has been below last week’s peak for the last four days.
The number of intubated patients — most of whom, he said, never recover — has dropped on two of the last three days.
The number of newly hospitalized patients, 1,958, is the lowest it has been in two weeks.
And the three-day average increase in hospitalized patients dropped to 85, its lowest increase to date.
He later said again that the numbers were plateauing but that if New Yorkers acted recklessly, the situation would again worsen.
Another 671 people died of the coronavirus in New York state, the governor said, pushing the state’s death toll to 10,056.
But with deaths below last week’s one-day peak for the last four days and the number of newly hospitalized patients at its lowest level in two weeks, Mr. Cuomo said, “I think you can say, ‘The worst is over.’”….
Cuomo said a return to the status quo would be a multistep process involving an easing of isolation, an increase in economic activity and a recalibration of which workers are considered “essential workers,” using the metaphor of a valve being turned “very slowly” while more testing is conducted and more precautions are taken, all while continuing to monitor daily hospitalization and infection rates.
“If you see that infection rate start ticking up … you know you’ve opened the valve too fast,” he said.
Cuomo added that he was “not interested in political opinions” in determining the process, saying he would consult public health experts who could use parts of China and South Korea that have begun reopening as a model….
New York’s numbers account for almost half of the countries…
With NY levelled out and in a slam decline?
Any increase in numbers, if there are any?…Will come from other places….
Trump is SURE to be happy with Cuomo, as this will be used by Trump & Co. as reasoning to ‘reopen the country’….
You should also be aware that Cuomo, like Trump is ever mindful go the economy problems….
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