Due to the number of dead bodies increasing on a daily basis, as Levin pointed out, these freezers will soon be full, meaning that parks could be used as a temporary arrangement.
Cuomo also said the NY healthcare system was operating at full stretch but did not for now need any more ventilators, key machines for people badly affected by the respiratory disease.
The state is stockpiling ventilators and just released 400 to New York City and another 200 to the surrounding suburbs.
Levine then revealed that New York City will likely use a park for "temporary interment" in order to avoid the grim scenes out of Italy.
The city's public hospital system has been trying to ease the burden on Elmhurst Hospital by moving some patients out and moving additional staff in.
"We are planning for all possibilities, however no decision on this has been made, and there is still adequate capacity at this time", the statement reads. "Trenches will be dug for 10 caskets in a line". It will be one in a dignified, orderly-and temporary-manner.
Last week, the medical examiner's office rushed 45 new refrigerated trailers to hospitals around the city that had started to report that their in-house morgues were filling up.
Levin later clarified after his initial tweet had "gotten a lot of attention" that the plan to use city park was a contingency that New York City is "preparing for BUT if the death rate drops enough it will not be necessary".
As coronavirus cases soared, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio asked New Yorkers on Thursday to wear a face covering when they go outside to prevent the spread of the virus. "I talked to New York City yesterday".
"If we are plateauing, it is because social distancing is working", Cuomo said, announcing an extension of the "New York pause" social-distancing guidelines to 29 April, which means schools and non-essential businesses must stay closed until that date.
More than 2,470 people have died in the city as a result of coronavirus and more than 64,900 people in the city have tested positive for the virus.
Cuomo said the state government was applying to the Trump administration to have the USNS Comfort, a USA navy medical ship docked in NY, converted to taking Covid-19 patients.
Javier H. Valdés, co-executive director of the anti-poverty group Make the Road New York, added that in communities like Corona and Elmhurst "far too many residents lack access to adequate health care and live in overcrowded conditions".
"Mount Sinai is grateful to Stop & Shop and other business partners who are joining us in this fight against this pandemic".
"Nothing matters more in this crisis than saving the living".