New York City showing signs that Covid-19 curve is flattening
New York has been the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak and according to the Gov. Andrew Cuomo the curve is flattening but sees 777 more victims.
New York is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel since the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States in mid March. The Empire State has become the epicenter of the outbreak but at the end of this weekend the Governor, Andrew Cuomo, had some good news: the curve is flattening.
Experts say aggressive testing and continued social distancing will have a major impact on day-to-day life until a vaccine is developed. Cuomo said on Friday that officials are cautiously optimistic that the infection rate is slowing in the state and he confirmed that “we are flattening the curve” and must continue to do so.
The three-day average of hospitalizations has seen a dramatic decline in numbers, Cuomo said, adding that the change in ICU admissions is a negative number for the first time since the pandemic started. He said the curve the state is seeing is much lower than what was projected.
“The bad news is that we continue to lose a tremendous number of lives. I understand, intellectually, why it’s happening. It doesn’t make it any easier to accept,” said Cuomo.
The curve is flattening but on Thursday New York saw 777 deaths and on Wednesday there was a slight dip but brings the total death toll in the state to more than 7,800. Gov. Cuomo urged New Yorkers to keep doing what they have been doing and stay at home because it is working.
“We are in total control of our destiny here, what we do will affect literally life and death for hundreds of people,” said Cuomo during his daily briefing.
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