Positive coronavirus cases in New York top 15K

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — On Sunday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Albany, where he gave his daily update on coronavirus.

In New York State, the number of positive cases is up to 15,168. That is up 4,812 cases from Saturday.

The number of people being tested in the state is also going up. On Saturday, 15,915 people were tested, bringing the total number of people tested in New York State to 61,401.

Cuomo also commented on the number of hospitalizations in New York State, which is 1,974 out of 15,168 people who have tested positive. This is a hospitalization rate of only 13%, which has gone down. Cuomo also commented on the number of deaths due to coronavius in New York State, which is now up to 114 people.

The Governor confirmed 4,812 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 15,168 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 15,168 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany12335
Allegany20
Broome31
Chenango31
Clinton40
Columbia53
Cortland11
Delaware32
Dutchess8233
Erie5416
Essex31
Fulton10
Genesee10
Greene20
Hamilton20
Herkimer41
Jefferson10
Livingston20
Madison11
Monroe5715
Montgomery30
Nassau1,900667
Niagara62
New York City9,0452,832
Oneida51
Onondaga2912
Ontario62
Orange24784
Putnam3715
Rensselaer266
Rockland455193
Saratoga416
Schenectady397
Schoharie10
St. Lawrence11
Steuben31
Suffolk1,034373
Sullivan164
Tioga10
Tompkins132
Ulster268
Warren10
Washington10
Wayne30
Westchester1,873486
Wyoming20

Governor Cuomo was big on offering two truths of coronavirus:

  • Young people can get and transfer coronavirus. 18-49-year-olds represent 53% of cases
  • Older people and those with underlying illnesses can die from coronavirus

FEMA is set to erect four hospitals at the Javits Center in Manhattan. The FEMA organized hospitals will come fully staffed and equipped. Each hospital can handle 250 patients, so the Javits Center could be home to 1,000 patients.

Cuomo is encouraging President Trump to cut the “red tape” and get FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers mobilized. 

“Time matters, minutes count,” Cuomo said. “If we get supplies, we can save lives.”

Speaking of hospitals, Cuomo says the existing hospital capcity needs to increase by 100%. He understands not all hospitals can do this, but the Department of Health is issuing an emergency order saying hospitals need to have a plan to increase capacity by at least 50%.

Towards the end of his press conference, Cuomo said there are 700 people working to process unemployment claims. Cuomo said no agency has “seen a volume like this in any state agency ever.”

If you missed Cuomo’s press conference, you can watch it below:

Below is the slideshow presentation show at Sunday’s press conference:

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