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CORONAVIRUS – “The worst is over”, according to the governor. The State of New York crossed the milestone of 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus on Monday, April 13, to reach 10,056, said Governor Andrew Cuomo, with 671 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours.
The region remains by far the most affected in the United States, although the governor stressed that the slowdown of the pandemic was confirmed in the state, with figures showing a clear slowdown in new hospitalizations.
“The worst is over, if we continue to be smart” and to follow the containment measures, he nevertheless qualified. “If we do something stupid, you’ll see those numbers go up tomorrow”.
JUST IN: “Yes, I think you can say the worst is over,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says. “It has not overwhelmed the health care system. We have controlled he spread.”
The lowest toll in a week
However, the number of net hospitalizations (difference between admissions and discharges) is clearly slowing down. It was 118 over the last 24 hours compared to more than 1,000 on April 3 and the previous days.
If it is still considerable, with 671 deaths, the toll of the last 24 hours is the lowest for a week (April 5). “We are controlling the spread” of the virus, said the governor.
The lifting of confinement under discussion
Andrew Cuomo said he would meet with the governors of several states in the region on Monday to discuss a gradual lifting of the lockdown. He promised an announcement regarding the terms of this plan at the end of this meeting with his counterparts in New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
“We can now take the path back to normalcy,” said Andrew Cuomo, “and have a plan that involves restarting certain activities, mastering a delicate balance.”
Asked about the risk that the announcement of control of the pandemic in the New York region will lead to a relaxation in compliance with containment, Andrew Cuomo has taken refuge behind the figures. “I’m not going to lie to people,” he explained. “The facts are the facts. The numbers are the numbers. I need people to think that what we are doing is credible. ”
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