Governor Cuomo Phones In NYS COVID Progress For October 15, 2020

Clay Curtis
October 18, 2020

"W$3 e are doing very targeted analysis because we have so much testing capacity", Gov. Cuomo said on Monday, "and we will continue to let the data and science drive our approach to keeping the virus in check". That cut would hit harder than normal, given the poor finances of both the state and local governments in NY.

The percentage of people testing positive for the coronavirus in New York's hardest hit virus clusters has declined over the last three weeks.

Ten more people died due to the virus in the state on Thursday.

The positivity rate in those zones, centered in Brooklyn, Queens, the Southern Tier, and the lower Hudson Valley, was still at an average of 4.84%, Cuomo said.

"You do see a leveling off here", de Blasio said. "Mask up" said Governor Cuomo.

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She said this was partly because countries needed to boost spending to fight the crisis and secure the recovery. The IMF is not the only global organization that has raised its forecast for China.

Azzopardi said it makes sense to provide "context" and report the hot spot infection rates separately.

As of Wednesday, October 14th, Broome County has reported a total of 3,366 tests with 96 new positives, Chenango County reported a total of 267 tests with 1 new case, Delaware County reported 143 tests with 2 new positive cases, and Tioga County has reported a total of 442 tests with 19 new positive cases.

Hospitalizations have also been on the rise in the state. "Governors are willing to assist your Administration's efforts to ensure a national vaccination campaign is implemented smoothly and efficiently", read the letter released on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported. Of the 146 new patients admitted, almost half were from the 20 hot spots. Schools were also closed in those areas, as were nonessential businesses. Numerous state's over 700 districts are conducting at least part time in- person learning.

State Senator Jim Tedisco, a Republican who has been at odds with the governor over nursing home policies during the pandemic, says perhaps the governor was too hasty to write the book, before the crisis is over. Tedisco spoke this week at a rally protesting the state's strict visitation rules at nursing homes.

Cuomo agrees that the crisis is far from over.

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