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New York Has Roughly 5% of Coronavirus Cases Worldwide

He said that 18- to 49-year-olds make up more than half of all cases in the state. Nearly 11,000 cases were in New York City, the city said Sunday night.

  • Mr. Cuomo also indicated that he would give New York City 24 hours to come up with a plan to reduce density in public spaces like parks, which he would need to approve.
    “I don’t know what I’m saying that people don’t get,” Mr. Cuomo said, calling some New Yorkers’ behavior “insensitive” and “arrogant.” He suggested that city officials could close some streets to traffic to give residents Press Release Distribution Services In New York City more outdoor space.
  • The governor wants state hospitals to double their capacity. He said the Federal Emergency Management Agency would build four hospitals with 1,000 total beds at the sprawling Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Midtown Manhattan. (President Trump confirmed this in a later news conference and said the federal government would also be sending medical supplies to New York.)
  • Mr. Cuomo echoed a call from Mayor Bill de Blasio for the federal government to require the private sector to produce medical equipment. “If I had the power, I would do it in New York,” he said.
  • Mr. Cuomo reiterated his support for continued testing for the virus. “We’re still trying to stop the apex,” he said. “I’m not willing to give up the testing.” He also urged the federal government to move quickly to New York City News test people for antibodies indicating that they have recovered from the virus, in part to help combat health care worker shortages.
  • New York has secured from the federal government trial drugs that it will begin testing on Tuesday, Mr Cuomo said. They include hydroxychloroquine, Zithromax and chloroquine.
    “The president is optimistic about these drugs,” Mr Cuomo said. “I’ve spoken with a number of health officials, and there is a good basis to believe that they could work.”
  • All elective, noncritical surgeries are cancelled as of Wednesday to increase hospital bed capacity in the state by 25 to 30 per cent, Mr Cuomo said.
    Earlier on Sunday, City Councilman Mark Levine, the chairman of the Council’s health committee, said on Twitter that he thought testing was causing more harm because, in part, because it requires staffing and supplies that could otherwise be used while treating seriously ill patients.
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