- Coronavirus hospitalizations slow down in New York City, which Governor Andrew Cuomo says is a sign that the state is "flattening the curve."
- Still, New York City had its deadliest day ever with the virus. There have been 779 deaths in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll in the state to 6,298 – more than double the deaths since September 11.
- "There is no time to be complacent," said Cuomo.
- You can find more stories on the Business Insider homepage.
Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo has rarely had positive news in his daily Corona virus updates from Albany.
"We're smoothing the curve, thank goodness," Cuomo said Wednesday, referring to the models in terms of the number of confirmed cases over time.
He said the reason New York declined in newly confirmed cases was because of the strict store and store closings and social distancing measures, and urged residents to keep following these rules – as things are moving quickly could change.
"It is not a time to be complacent, it is not a time to do anything else than we are," said Cuomo. "We must continue to be disciplined and diligent in the future."
Here are the other biggest takeaways from Cuomo's daily update:
- New York had its deadliest day since the outbreak began. The state had 779 deaths since Tuesday.
- Admission to hospitalization and intensive care units is slowing, and the state has seen a 3% increase in hospitalization since yesterday.
- Last week, that number was well over 25% every day.
- According to Cuomo, the death toll is a "lagging indicator" as most COVID-19 patients are sick for weeks before they die.
- Hospitalization will continue to slow, but deaths will continue to increase for this reason. According to Cuomo, hospitals – including temporary federal hospitals at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Midtown Manhattan and the USNS Comfort – have quickly increased capacity and can accommodate patients if strict social detachment measures remain in place.
- Perhaps a clear reminder of the unprecedented nature of what lies ahead: Cuomo said on September 11 that 2,753 New Yorkers had lost their lives. To date, 6,298 New Yorkers have died of coronavirus.
- Cuomo said there are strong racial differences in coronavirus-related deaths. According to data from New York City Health Department On Wednesday, Hispanic / Latino and Black New Yorkers die almost twice as often from the virus as whites or Asians.
- "There are significant inequalities, significant differences in the impact of this disease on people in our city," said Cuomo, adding that he instructed the president of SUNY Albany to develop a program to test in majority minority communities to improve.
- Cuomo said that people who applied for unemployment in New York would receive an additional $ 600 a week increase under the Congress relief package.
- Cuomo said that all New Yorkers in the June 23 area code may be absent after the Wisconsin turmoil held personal votes on Tuesday.
- Most recently, he offered some for Jews who celebrate the first day of Passover in an unprecedented way: "Passover says we remember the past, we learn from the past, and we remember the lessons we learned. But it also gives a message of hope: next year in Jerusalem. "