Cuomo also announced during the same press conference that since NY has been placed under a statewide stay-at-home-order, hospital intubations and patient admissions have declined in addition to a drop in crowded emergency rooms. "The heck with it, just tell the truth and whatever it is, it is".
And Cuomo said the state is willing to take over the labor-intensive process of contact tracing, which if there are enough tests, could also help to contain outbreaks of the virus.
New York's 211 state labs are reliant on the manufacturers from which they purchased testing machines to supply them with those materials. But the margin of error on false positives in numerous tests is too high for an accurate representation of the number of people who have been infected by the disease.
No timetable on reopening was given by Cuomo but he says a decision will be data-driven. If the federal government does not provide aid, the state predicts it will have to cut 20% of funding from schools, hospitals and local governments, he said.
If a county or hospital that has resumed elective surgery experiences a decrease in hospital capacity below the 25% threshold, or an increase of 10 or more new hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients, elective surgeries must cease. Rural stretches of northern New York are facing "a totally different situation" than densely settled New York City.
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I think the amount raised demonstrates just how much we all value the dedication and sacrifices made by our NHS workers. Moore, 99, who lives with his family in Bedfordshire , completed the last of the 25-metre laps on Thursday morning.
He said 11 times: 'I don't want to get involved in testing, it's too complicated, it's too hard.' I know it's too complicated and too hard. Cuomo again emphasized the state would aim to reopen the economy while incorporating the lessons learned from this crisis "We're going to set the bar high, and we're going to re imagine", the governor said.
The governor, who has alternately praised and berated the president in the past few weeks as the pandemic raged in NY, says he will try to find some middle ground.
"We have learned the hard way that we can not depend on the federal government in the future, nor in the global marketplace", de Blasio, a Democrat, said at a news briefing.
Trump tweeted "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!" this past Friday in a move seen as encouraging protests against the state's lockdown, despite having said the day before that governors will decide when to open their states back up for business.
The state is starting to plan its reopening.