Deaths have dropped for several days as they have in Italy and Spain….
New hospitalizations and ICU numbers have also dropped….
Discharges from hospitals have climbed also…
People ARE still getting sick…
(Not just from the virus…)
But by lesser numbers over the last few days…
Cuomo had guessed that the virus peak would be now thru next week…
Hopefully the drops hold and continue ….
Cuomo announced during a press briefing that New York’s daily count of coronavirus deaths is falling for the first time, with 594 deaths on Saturday, compared to 630 on Friday.
But the New York governor cautioned that this good news does not necessarily mean the state has reached the peak or that numbers will continue to fall.
“What is the significance of that? It’s too early to tell,” he said.
The total number of deaths in the state increased to 4,159 on Saturday from 3,565, which Cuomo called “the worst news.”
The governor also reported new hospitalizations were down to 574 Saturday from 1,095 Friday, which he said could be an “interesting blip” or the “hopeful beginning of a shift in the data.”
Daily ICU admissions have also decreased to 250 from 395, and daily intubations fell slightly to 316 Saturday from 351 Friday, he said. Meanwhile, the discharge rate has boosted “way up” to 1,709 on Saturday compared to 1,502 Friday, which Cuomo said was “great news.”….
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Sunday that new deaths from the coronavirus are possibly plateauing in New York State and the number of patients leaving hospitals is increasing.
As of Sunday, Cuomo said, there have been 122,031 coronavirus cases and 4,149 deaths related to the disease.
Cuomo sounded a note of cautious optimism at signs that the state’s level of confirmed cases could be approaching or even be past its peak. The past 24 hours saw 594 deaths, a decrease from the record 630 reported Friday. About 12,000 people in New York have been discharged from hospital care — 74% of all cases — with 1,700 discharged in one day, the governor said.
“We could be very nearly near the apex and we could be beyond the plateau right now,”…
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also speaking on “Face the Nation,” warned that new cases will escalate across the country this week with the national apex remaining eight to nine days away. Still, when new cases begin to stabilize, as they are in New York City, he said “that’s the first sign of that plateau and coming down.”
SERIOUS Social Distancing has come to MORE places in the NY Metro area…
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