New York governor Andrew Cuomo reported on Sunday that for the first time since March 19, fewer than 10,000 coronavirus patients were hospitalized in the state.
“I would not risk my country for any of these specific daily numbers, but the overall trend is good,” said Cuomo in his daily appearance.
In the last 24 hours in particular, 789 new cases and 280 deaths from the disease have been confirmed, a number slightly lower than the 299 deaths reported on Saturday. In total, there are 321,833 infected and 24,576 deaths in the state of New York.
Cuomo has announced a new policy that requires hospitals to collect enough protective material for 90 days to expect a possible new wave of infection. “We cannot continue to work every day and wear masks from one end of the state to the other,” he argued. In addition, Cuomo has announced an agreement to purchase medical care at the best price with six other countries on the east coast.