Archive: NYS COVID-19 Resources & Information
4/6/20

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.

4/6/20 Updates
From Governor Cuomo’s press briefing in the Red Room at the NYS Capitol 

  • Possible flattening of the curve.
  • Hospitalizations and daily intubation are down (suggesting flattening of the curve).
  • Where we are tracking today suggests that initial projections will be lower.
  • We could be at the apex at this moment, based on current projections and modeling.
  • Data is hopeful but also inconclusive.
  • The number of beds NY could need could be around 50,000 (about 50% less than what was first anticipated).
  • Javits Center is relief for the entire downstate hospital system.
  • Cuomo calling the President this afternoon to request shifting the USNS Comfort to be a COVID-only facility (that is the only way we can sustain this level of intensity in the hospital system).
  • Northwell Health is helping to bring online 35,000 hospital beds.
  • The U.S. Military will help with this effort.
  • Extending NY PAUSE: schools and non-essential businesses will stay closed until April 29.
  • Don’t get overconfident too quickly, we need to continue the measures we are taking.
  • The State is setting up a fund to help first responders and healthcare workers; DOH will manage this fund ($10 million donation from Blackstone).
  • NYS is partnering with Headspace to provide free mindfulness and meditation.
  • Anecdotal evidence is “promising” that Hydroxychloroquine and Zithromax may treat COVID-19.
  • 802 ventilators will be released to the downstate area.
  • Funerals and weddings are happening in Orthodox communities.
  • The Governor is asking local governments to crack down on these large gatherings “localities have the legal right and responsibility to crack down.”
  • NY is using BiPAP machines and this point and other alternative methods to ventilators.
  • The State is partnering with Google to release a new interface for unemployment claims, and added 300 more personnel (in addition to 700 current employees).
  • Now is not the time to slack off on what were doing (re: social distancing).

Also:

 Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa announced today that June's Regents examinations will be canceled because of Coronavirus-related school shutdowns.

TOTAL NYS CASES: 130,689 / NEW: 8658 / DEATHS: 4,758

 

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