THE WEDNESDAY CORONAVIRUS SPREAD BEFORE THURSDAY TOTALS FRIDAY

WPCNR CORONAVIRUS REPORT. From the covid.19.tracker website (Math by WPCNR) April 9, 2020 11 PM EDT:

NEW YORK CITY as of Wednesday had 87,028 cases of coronavirus, up 5,225 from Tuesday (81,803), a daily rate of case increase of 6.3%, the lowest for the city since the virus first started to spread. By Borough: Queens, 27,752, Brooklyn, 23,394, The Bronx, 17,792; Manhattan, 12,106, Staten Island 5,984

WESTCHESTER COUNTY TOTALS 17,004, UP 7% FROM 15,887, AN INCREASE OF 1,117 CASES, WESTCHESTER according to COVID19 TRACKER has had 389 persons die from the coronavirus.

NASSAU COUNTY CASES rose 1,592 to 20,140, a day to date increase rate of 8.5%.

SUFFOLK COUNTY, along with NASSAU COUNTY, saw 1,569 new cases rise their total cases to 17,413,an day-to-to increase of 9.9%

DUTCHESS ROSE 7% (98 CASES) TO 1,493 FROM 1,395 TUESDAY

ROCKLAND rate of increase was 4%, going up 252 cases to 6,665

PUTNAM stood at 438 cases. Ulster,462.

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WESTCHESTER NUMBERS CONTINUE UPWARD SWING

WPCNR WHITE PLAINS CORONAVIRUS REPORT. From the Mayor’s Office. April 9, 2020:

New York state now has 160,000 cases. (Editor’s Note: WPCNR had estimated 165,000 earlier today, which means the New York State Rate of Daily Increase has gone down over 24 hours, the sixth straight day of lowering the infection rate for New York State).

 The total number tested in the County is over 52,000; the positive number of cases in the county increased 1,117 since yesterday to 17,000.  The county estimates that of the 17,000 total cases, 11,000 remain active with 1,139 hospitalized—a 10% hospitalization rate.   We have not been provided with White Plains specific numbers today.

I put a call out to young people to craft a message to the White Plains Community on the importance of social distancing and they stepped up to the plate.  Effective communication is vital and peer to peer communication is far more effective than lectures.  Take a look at the video on the city’s facebook and twitter accounts!  Great job Tigers!

If you would like to volunteer, email us at volunteer@whiteplainsny.gov.

Remember we are standing together by staying apart!

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NEW IMPROVED UNEMPLOYMENT SYSTEM BEGINS TOMORROW 7:30 AM

WPCNR ALBANY ROUNDS. Statement from Dani Lever, Governor Cuomo’s Communications Director. April 9, 2020:

STATEMENT FROM COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR DANI LEVER ON UPDATES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR’S ONLINE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FILING SYSTEM

“Earlier today, the Department of Labor announced that its online unemployment insurance application would shut down at 5:00 PM to allow for critical upgrades as part of their comprehensive ‘Tech Surge.’

Every evening, this online system closes from 7:00 PM to 7:30 AM to allow the DOL’s database to process applications.

As we are currently migrating to a new system today, applications will be accepted beginning at 7:30 AM tomorrow.

When New Yorkers log in to the Department of Labor’s system tomorrow, they will find a new, improved and more user-friendly application allowing them to better access the benefits they deserve.”

Note: to access the new system and make a new application for unemployment benefits at 7:30 AM tomorrow, go to www.labor.ny.gov

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NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS LOWEST SINCE WAVE STARTED, GOVERNOR CUOMO ASSURES. 5TH CONSECUTIVE DAY OF CURVE STABLIZATION. CURVE MUST BE KEPT DOWN BY CONTINUED SOCIAL DISTANCING EFFORTS.

UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS WILL BE RETROACTIVE TO TIME APPLIED FOR; 600,000 PROCESSED. WILL NOT OPEN UP METRO AREA UNTIL THE DATA SAYS IT IS SAFE TO DO SO. NEW STATE UNEMPLOYMENT REPORTING SYSTEM DEBUTS TONIGHT AT 7

ON REOPENING FOR BUSINESS: “IT’S NOT WHAT YOU’D POLITICALLY LIKE. IT’S NOT WHAT YOU HOPE. YOU MAKE THE DECISION ON THE DATA.”

GOVERNOR: NEED TO PREPARE FOR POSSIBLE SECOND WAVE SUCH AS IS OCCURRING IN WUHAN.

WPCNR CORONAVIRUS REPORT. By John F. Bailey. April 9,2020:

Governor Andrew Cuomo said today that the rate of coronavirus was continuing to go down based on the overnight numbers from Wednesday, but cautioned New Yorkers they had to continue social distancing and staying home, otherwise he warned we risk a new wave of increases.

LIVE VIDEO OF GOVERNOR CUOMO ANALYSIS OF WHERE THE STATE IS AT ON CORONAVIRUS (ALBANY FEED)

He announced there were 799 more deaths from coronavirus yesterday bring deaths to 7,067. He said the only way he sleeps at night is the belief the health care system “saved all who could be saved.”

By WPCNR estimate Total coronavirus infections in the state by yesterday’s rate of infections, 10.3%, the total infections in New York would climb to 165,000, which is strictly a WPCNR estimate and unofficial.

The infection rate had slowed from 10.7% Monday down to 10.3%  Tuesday. So it may have slowed more than that. No totals of infections by county were reported. The Governor said he is concerned about the growth in infections in Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties.

The Governor announced that the state is asking persons who have survived coronavirus to donate blood to be able to initiate plasma infusions to treat new coronavirus patients.

He also has formed a new umbrella organization “NYLOVES” to coordinate all philanthropic and social service agencies who want to donate services to contact, so aid can be organized.

In the reporters’ “Q & A”, the Governor said he would cut raises estimated at 2% to conserve on the budget deficit, instead of layoffs. The budget director again said the state faces a $16 Billion deficit in revenue.

The Governor described the damage to the New York economy as far worse than the economic losses suffered on the 9/11 attacks in 2001. He did note that the coronavirus silently without explosions has killed 7,067 New Yorkers more double the deaths on that day.

He pleaded with citizens not to risk the lives of others by relaxing social distancing and leaving their homes.

He noted the Los Angeles Times report of a second wave of coronavirus erupting in Wuhan, China, as one of the possibilities New York must be prepared to handle again this year. He recommended a consortium of states be formed to share medical resources rather than competing with each other.

Melissa DeRosa, Secretary to the Governor said that the State Labor Department phones would be down between 5 and 7 PM tonight, with the installation of a new telephone system, that would eliminate the need to call back to provide missing information. DeRosa said previously the applicant had to call-in the missing information, now the new procedure is the Department of Labor will call you. She said 1,000 persons had been added to process the claims. To date the Labor Department, she said had received 800,000 applications, and 600,000 had been processed.

The new system will begin operations at 7:30 A.M., tomorrow morning. Dani Lever, the Cuomo Administration Communications Director said in this statement:

“Earlier today, the Department of Labor announced that its online unemployment insurance application would shut down at 5:00 PM to allow for critical upgrades as part of their comprehensive ‘Tech Surge.’

Every evening, this online system closes from 7:00 PM to 7:30 AM to allow the DOL’s database to process applications.

As we are currently migrating to a new system today, applications will be accepted beginning at 7:30 AM tomorrow.

When New Yorkers log in to the Department of Labor’s system tomorrow, they will find a new, improved and more user-friendly application allowing them to better access the benefits they deserve.”

Ms. DeRosa said that no matter when an unemployed person received their first check, the amount would be retroactive to the date the individual first applied for unemployment.

In view of the small amount of medical aid provided New York in the coronavirus relief bill passed by Washington, that did not cover Medicaid expenses from being reimbursed–the governor hoped that NY representatives would work hard to deliver more aid to relieve NY economic losses in revenue.

Asked by a reporter as he was leaving the daily news conference, “How much confidence do you have you’ll be getting that (more aid).” The Governor said, “Not confident.”

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Absentee Ballots for Presidential & State & Local Primaries June 23, Available by Mail in Westchester County. Fill out Application first, receive an Absentee Ballot approximately May 23.

WPCNR CAMPAIGN 2020. By John F. Bailey. April 9, 2020:

Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday announced that absentee ballots would be available as a voting alternative for voters not wishing to appear in person at the polls for the June 23 primary for state, local and presidential elections because of the danger of exposing themselves to crowds at the primary places. (Though at this time, since Bernie Sanders has pulled out of the Presidential race, there may not be a Democratic Presidential Primary. Unclear at this time.)

In order to obtain an absentee ballot, each registered voter wishing to vote in the primary for the Democratic nomination for the House of Representatives, the 17th Congressional District, being vacated by Congresswoman Nita Lowey, where 12 persons are contending, and the 93rd Assembly District Seat representing White Plains and south to Yonkers, and northeast to Bedford, where 5 persons are in contention the procedure to obtain an absentee ballot is as follows.

You must fill out an application requesting an absentee ballot.

According to the Board of Elections, whom I contacted to request my absentee ballot this morning, you can request any number of applications by calling the Westchester County Board of Elections at 995-2000 and asking for the Board of Elections, listening to the “prompt” and pressing the number for absentee ballots.

Or you may drop in in person at 25 Quarropas Street, White Plains NY 10601, and fill out the applications in person., or mail a request for absentee ballots to that address c/o The Board of Elections

The Board of Elections will mail the applications to you to complete for the absentee ballots one per person, for either the Presidential or State and Local Primaries, or both.

The Board of Elections will mail you the applications. When you receive them, you and other voters wishing to vote by absentee must complete and return them and the Board of Elections will send you absentee ballots by return mail. You may request applications for any registered voters in your family.

The Board of Elections told WPCNR this morning the absentee ballots will be mailed out by March 23, approximately one month before the primary.

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METRO AREA CORONAVIRUS CASES AS OF 12 NOON YESTERDAY. AWAITING TODAY’S NUMBERS

WPCNR CORONAVIRUS REPORT. From COVID-19 DATA TRACKER (Math by WPCNR) . APRIL 8, 2020:

The State as of Wednesday had 149,316 coronavirus cases. This is up 10,453 from Tuesday, a daily rate of increase of 7.5%.

NEW YORK CITY has 81,803 postive coronavirus cases, up 6.4% from Tuesday total of 76,876, up 4,927. Borough by borough, The Bronx has 16,626 cases; Manhattan, 11,504; Brooklyn 22,082; Staten Island 5,343 and Queens, 26,248. The city is down in the day to day rate of increase to 6.4% from 6.6 yesterday.

As of 12 noon today, local surrounding county totals are as follows:

WESTCHESTER COUNTY SAW A 7.3% INCREASE OF 1,083 NEW CASES TO 15,887. That 7.3% is double the county 3.6% increase Monday.

NASSAU COUNTY ROSE 11.7% TO 18,548 FROM 16,610 YESTERDAY. That is compared to 6.3% day to day rate of increase on Monday

SUFFOLK COUNTY IS UP 9.1% TO 15,844 FROM 14,517. (NASSAU AND SUFFOLK ARE BEING STRICKEN HARD.)Suffolk was up in cases in rate of day to day increase Tuesday from 7.6% Monday

ROCKLAND COUNTY INCREASED CASES 7% TO 6,413 FROM 5,990. Rockland rose in day to day rate of increase from 5% Monday

DUTCHESS COUNTY ROSE TO 1,395 WITH 146 NEW CASES, A DAY TO DAY INCREASE OF 11.7%, up from 5% Monday.

ULSTER SUFFERED 7.2% MORE CASES TO 422 , UP FROM 399 YESTERDAY. Ulster rate of day to day increase rose from 5% Monday

ORANGE COUNTY ROSE 7.3% TO 3,865 FROM 3,599. Orange was rising 6% Monday, and Tuesday rose to 7.3%

ROCKLAND, DUTCHESS, ULSTER, AND ORANGE ARE ALL INCREASING AT AN AVERAGE 8.3% AND ARE ON AN WORRYING TREND

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MAYOR ROACH MESSAGE TO CITY: HERE’S HOW TO GET FOOD SUPPLIES. GO TO feedwp@whiteplainsny.gov 485 CORONAVIRUS CASES IN WHITE PLAINS.

New York state now has 149,316 cases.  The total number tested in the County is nearing 50,000 and the positive number of cases in the county is 15,887.  The municipality specific data we received from the county today indicates 485 positive cases in White Plains.

Today I had the opportunity to tour the temporary hospital at the County Center in White Plains with County Executive George Latimer and our Fire Chief, Richard Lyman.  It is an impressive facility with fully equipped individual negative pressure patient rooms that are capable of serving as ICU beds. The hospital is within our city and we are working closely with all involved to ensure it is on line as quickly as possible.

White Plains is a community of neighborhoods.  Please check in on your neighbors who might not be able to go to the store to get food.  

Please reach out to:  feedingwp@whiteplainsny.gov if you can afford food but are homebound and can’t arrange delivery or if you can go out,  but are having difficulty affording food we can put you in touch with the many ongoing food distributions taking place throughout the city. 

A reminder regarding the sanitation schedule. For those of you who are on the Friday garbage route, your garbage will be picked up tomorrow, Thursday, due to Friday’s holiday. If you are on a Thursday collection route your next pick up is Monday. There is no paper pick up this week. Normally we would have reminded you yesterday, sorry for the oversight. I can’t wait to get back to a time when that is the reason for my call. We would also suggest that you download the White Plains DPW, At Your Service App and set the preferences to allow automatic reminders.

We are making progress, stay with it!

And to all of our friends celebrating, best wishes for a happy and meaningful Passover.

Remember we are standing together by staying apart!

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New York State Voters May All Vote by Absentee Ballot in June Primary: Cuomo

Bulletin: GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT ALL NEW YORK STATE VOTERS COULD VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE JUNE 23 STATE PRIMARIES. The Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa stated the phrase relating to illness in the election law was the legal basis for the decision. The governor said there was no point in forcing citizens to put themselves at risk of encountering the coronavirus by going to the polls.

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