The Governor confirmed in a news release just in, that 10,575 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 170,512 confirmed cases in New York State. The day to day rate of increase for the entire state was was 6.7%. Of the 170,512 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows (local counties highlighted in BOLD):
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WPCNR CORONAVIRUS REPORT. By John F. Bailey. April 10, 2020 (UPDATED 3:15 PM EDT)::
Governor Andrew Cuomo reported today the number of coronaviruses has dropped in the metropolitan area for the first time since the coronavirus epidemic began March 1 in the area. The governor said new hospitalizations had gone negative for the first time. He noted the curve had begun to drop.
He attributed that to New Yorkers observation of the stay at home, SOCIAL distancing restrictions that has , apparently prevented the exponential spread of the disease predicted by various organizations, whom, the governor said had always made their predictions with the suggestion that safe distancing and staying at home would reduce the amount of infections.
The Governor announced he would be seeking a three state constortium (New York, Connecticut and New Jersey) with the federal government to organize rapid manufacture of millions of testing kits with corporations with the capacity to manufacture the new rapid tests created by New York and other companies to enable an effective return to work and businesses, without reigniting the coronavirus spread.
He called for massive testing of at least 10 Million in the New York area to assure persons returning to work did not have the corona virus. He estimated every state needed to do this and estimated the tests (rapid, easy to administer, accurate) were needed as soon as possible.
He said he was working with the New York congressional delegation to organize an essential workers relief fund similar to that created after 9/11.
The governor is also expanding the food program SNAP for 700,000 rolled in the program, the new release from the Governor’s press office just out, reports details: “Governor Cuomo also announced an additional $200 million in emergency food assistance will be available for more than 700,000 low-income households enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
“Those enrolled in SNAP and not yet receiving the maximum benefit will receive an additional payment to bring them up to this amount in March and April. The supplemental benefits will be issued in April and delivered directly to recipients’ existing Electronic Benefit Transfer accounts.
“Households eligible for the supplement that live in counties outside of New York City will begin receiving the supplemental emergency benefit starting on April 13, and all eligible households will have received it by April 24. In New York City, the emergency benefits will be issued starting on April 14, and the issuance completed on April 25.
He said the death toll yesterday was slightly lower, and emphasized this was expected, but unacceptable.