Archive: NYS COVID-19 Resources & Information

In the rapidly changing dynamics of combating the Cornonavirus, information is updated constantly. This archive is being provided as an additional resource for those seeking to learn more about how New York State is addressing COVID-19.

4/5/20 Updates
From Governor Cuomo’s press briefing in the Red Room at the NYS Capitol 

  • Deaths over the last few days have been decreasing.
  • Statewide balances of cases has been relatively stable over the last few days.
  • As Long Island case numbers grow, NYC has reduced its case numbers.
  • Is the apex a point or is it a plateau? We do not know.
  • Vulnerable people must stay isolated and protected.
  • 74% of those hospitalized have been discharged.
  • Running short on supplies all over.
  • Not enough in federal stockpile for all the states.
  • Working hard to get the Javits Center up and running.
  • Current hospital system is overcapacity, currently under a tremendous stress.  Governor reiterated importance of healthcare systems working together and balancing the patient load.
  • Need to shift national resources and state resources to where the curve is at that moment.
  • Federal government is deploying 1,000 personnel to NYC, including doctors, nurses and respiratory technicians and therapists.
  • We will return to normalcy when we have an approved rapid testing program, that’s when people can go back to work, while continuing to protect the vulnerable population.
  • DFS is looking at insurance policies and volunteer coverage.
  • The Governor is extending some policies and adding others in an additional (yet to be released) Executive Order.

TOTAL NYS CASES:  122,031 / NEW: 8,327 / DEATHS: 4,159


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