Total COVID-19 cases exceed 100000 in New York City

Total COVID-19 cases exceed 100000 in New York City

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said he believes "the worst is over" as hospitalisations appeared to be reaching a plateau and the daily increase in deaths came to 671, the lowest total in about a week.

"All of our pandemic here in CT is all along that I-95, Metro-North corridor, where we have hundreds of thousands of people going back and forth", said Lamont. "It means a coordinated approach, it means a regional approach, and it means a safe approach".

Asked about undocumented workers in the city de Blasio said: 'We are going to make sure always people are protected regardless of documentation status'.

"You're not going to have a healthy economy if you have an unhealthy population", Wolf said.

Neighbouring New Jersey's governor, fellow Democrat Phil Murphy, said that an economic recovery depended on a "full health-care recovery".

"They gave me an inspiration, and they gave me energy, and they gave me resolve", Cuomo said.

Because of rationing, just 44% of tests conducted in the state have been done in New York City, even though the city represents 74% of the state's fatalities from the virus. "It is a killer", Cuomo said during a state Capitol news briefing. The right thing to do is to keep the schools closed.

"What spring says to all of us is it's a time of rebirth, that no matter how cold the winter, no matter how barren the landscape got, the earth comes back to life", Cuomo said.

De Blasio said his goal to reopen school sites by September, adding that high school graduates may have to go without a commencement ceremony.

The plan will start with easing the isolation imposed through harsh measures that have largely restricted people across all six states at home unless they're designated an essential worker.

The mayor said his decision was made Friday evening and it was "imperative to announce as soon as it was made to allow everything to be planned accordingly". The governor said it's likely due to the stay at home orders that have slowed the spread of the virus.

"Schools, businesses, workforce, transportation - it all has to be coordinated", Cuomo said. Italy has the most number of cases after the U.S. with 169, 496 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Official statistics, which exclude deaths outside of hospitals, have understated the actual number of people who have succumbed to COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, health experts said.

Cuomo also announced he will issue an executive order to expand eligibility of individuals to conduct antibody tests to help ensure as many New Yorkers as possible have access to antibody testing as the state continues to bring this critical testing to scale.

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