Andrew Cuomo on March 29 extended by two weeks a mandatory stay-at-home order for NY workers and reported 243 new CCP virus deaths, the most in a 24-hour period, as the state continued to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
As of Sunday, more than 8,500 people remain hospitalized across the state because of the disease, including more than 2,000 in intensive care. - The New York National Guard, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and Javits employees are constructing a 1,000-bed facility at the center, as the state tries to contain the rising coronavirus cases.
"The virus continues its march across the state of NY", said Cuomo in his now-daily Albany press briefing, noting that only two counties in all the Empire State have so far been spared confirmed cases.
Earlier, Cuomo and governors of the other states had rejected a suggestion by President Donald Trump that he might impose a quarantine on the region. But Trump was dissuaded after a meeting with the task force led by Vice President Mike Pence.
The New York governor blasted the proposal as illegal.
Cases of young adults developing severe illnesses have been more widely reported, but children were thought to be avoiding the harshest effects.
The standing work-from-home order directed at all nonessential workers in the state was extended to April 15, and Cuomo allowed that that would be a tough pill to swallow for those hoping to celebrate Passover and Easter in that time frame.
In an interview with CNN's Ana Cabrera on Saturday evening, Cuomo likened the tactic to a "federal declaration of war".
As countries around the world wonder what is in store for their citizens in the coming months, one glimmer of hope has emerged: On Tuesday, China lifted travel restrictions on the Hubei province, which was hardest hit by coronavirus earlier this year. DeSantis said at a press briefing on Saturday. New Jersey reported 86 deaths and CT recorded 20.
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Suffolk County has 5,023 cases, with 885 new cases. "This is travel advisory to be implemented by the states, in essence".
At Naval Station Norfolk, the president spoke about the deployment of the USNS Comfort, a hospital ship destined for New York Harbor. It will take non-virus patients to free up rooms at hospitals for coronavirus cases.
Worldwide infections surpassed the 660,000 mark, with 135,000 people recovered and more than 30,000 deaths, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.