New York State has recorded fewer than 100 daily deaths from COVID-19 since it peaked in the crisis., with a figure of 84 deaths that "continues to be a tragedy" but represents "real progress", as announced this Saturday by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
In his update, Cuomo said that today "In general, all is good news" because the indicators of new cases, hospitalizations and intubations due to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus continue to decrease throughout the state, epicenter of the pandemic in the US, which has already reopened its less affected northern regions, and sees progress in the southern ones.
The Governor argued that two of the three regions that have not yet started the first phase of the reopening, Long Island and Mid-Hudson, are in a position to meet the requirements next week, but did not rule on the area of the Big Apple, the most impacted, in which the City Council estimates to do so in the first half of June.
New York State has concentrated almost 29,000 of the 96,000 deaths from coronavirus in the US, according to data as of today from Johns Hopkins University, but has several weeks of decline in their indicators, more slowly in the Big Apple.
State authorities are already working on establishing regulations regarding the sectors that can operate in phase two -professional services and retail trade, especially- for those regions that "do not have spikes in their metrics" of COVID-19 two weeks after entering the first phase.
First of all, the governor called the cautious during this long weekend marked by the holiday of Memorial Daand, which is celebrated on Monday, and which usually represents the unofficial start of the summer season, with more people traveling and gathering on beaches and parks due to the good weather.
Cuomo has allowed some state beaches to be opened to bathers -The ones in New York City only allow walking and sitting- and in that sense he applauded the follow-up of the rules of social distance, although the rainy weather will probably serve as a shock for many citizens who were considering going to one this Saturday.
He remembered that practically a third of those who get the virus never show symptoms and may be spreading it, reason why he urged the population to take tests, to cover their faces in situations of contact with other people and not to make "parties of ten people" just because they are allowed to do so, after authorizing it this Friday.
Asked about the high numbers of deceased in nursing homes, Where according to press reports, 4,000 people who were recovering from COVID-19 and who had been admitted to hospitals were sent back, the state secretary, Melissa de Rosa, indicated that the government's instructions were followed.
"There are a dozen states that I don exactly the same, many concerned about the capacity of hospitals "De Rosa said, to which Cuomo added that "New York followed the guidance of an agency of the president (Donald Trump)" and asked "not to criticize the state for following the president's policies."
With information from EFE
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