Gov. Cuomo says Senate's $2 trillion relief package is 'terrible for New York'

At least 30,811 New York residents have tested positive for COVID-19. 3,805 (12% of cases) are hospitalized. 888 of those patients are in ICU.

News 12 Staff

Mar 25, 2020, 2:49 PM

Updated 1,582 days ago

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UPDATES FROM GOV. ANDREW CUOMO MARCH 25 COVID-19 BRIEFING
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  • Gov. Cuomo says "we are still on our way up the mountain" when it comes to the COVID-19 apex.
  • Actual hospitalizations have moved at a higher rate than all the projected models.
  • Considering closing certain streets in New York City to cars and opening them up to pedestrians as a way of reducing “social density” in parks.
  • No close contact sports in a playground. No basketball. This is not mandatory but is asking the public to comply.
  • Gov. Cuomo says the evidence suggests the density control measures may be working.
  • Main priority is increasing hospital capacity for COVID-19 patients.
  • Gov. Cuomo says the state needs 30,000 ventilators. The state had 4,000 ventilators on hand and purchased more than 7,000 since the outbreak began. The federal government has sent 4,000 to New York City. Gov. Cuomo says health officials are exploring "splitting" ventilators - using one for two patients at the same time.
  • 40,000 people have signed up for "surge health care force"
  • 6,175 mental health professional have signed up to provide online services. The hotline is 1-844-863-9314. The service is free. 
  • Gov. Cuomo says a “rolling deployment” is critical to address the need in New York. He suggests that New York should get access to the most federal government resources since it is the first in the nation to see a spike in cases. After cases subside, Gov. Cuomo says the state will redeploy the equipment and send personnel to the next hot spot.
  • "We are asking the country to help us. We will return the favor."
  • Gov. Cuomo says the Senate's $2 trillion bill for COVID-19 relief would be terrible for New York state. He says it would provide New York state with $3.8 billion and New York City with $1.3 billion. Gov. Cuomo says it's not enough. "These numbers don't work."
  • 30,811 New York residents have tested positive for COVID-19. 3,805 (12% of cases) are hospitalized. 888 of those patients are in ICU. 
  • "We will overcome. And we will show the other communities across this country how to do it."
 
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