New York numbers seem to have levelled off for the 3rd day in a row….
Cuomo thinks positive, but adds caution….
New Jersey ‘s numbers seem to also have lived off for the lest few days….
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) suggested Monday the state may have flattened the curve of the coronavirus outbreak, but it is too soon to tell.
Deaths related to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, have stayed flat for two days, he said, while the total number of new hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions are down.
“Those are all good signs and again would suggest a possible flattening of the curve,” he said during his daily press conference.
He added the state could be “very near” the apex of the outbreak, but it would take a few more days to know for sure.
“We could still see an increase, so it is hopeful, but it’s also inconclusive,” he said of the data.
There are more than 130,000 cases in New York, including 4,758 deaths. The state reported 599 of those deaths Monday, a small drop from the 630 deaths reported Saturday.
Cuomo said it’s not clear if the outbreak is plateauing, meaning the current rates of infection will continue for a longer period of time, rather than dropping after reaching a peak….
While cases continue to grow, [NJ Gov] Murphy said state officials were heartened by new data that shows a slowing of infection rates. On March 30, cases were increasing day-over-day by 24%. Today, that rate dropped to 12%. He credited the state’s aggressive social distancing efforts for the decline.
Murphy said there may still be anomalous days, but overall the curve “is beginning, and I use that word cautiously, is beginning to flatten.”….
Murphy urged people to continue social distancing measures to continue a reduction in infections….