The United States has the World's Most COVID-19 Cases 790,000+ as of April 21, 2020.
New York with a population of over 19 million people at one time hade 80% of the COVID -19 cases. April 24th approx 43% of Covid-19 Cases were from NY.
Imagine being the Governor of this State during this crisis. As it happens,
Governor Andrew Cuomo is. He has been so interesting to watch. He has such a clear and "Just the facts mame" no nonsense way of communicating.
We have enjoyed watching his daily updates. I am sure he will rise as one of the heros during this pandemic.
Can you imagine the task of getting over 19 million people to stay inside in such a high density area for over 1 month? NEW YORK received stay at home orders on March 22, 2020. Gov Cuomo has said they stay in place until May 15/2020 and maybe longer if needed.
Working with President Trump, he was able to get over 40,000 extra beds and thankfully did not need all of them.
GOV Cuomo shares; NY Pause has worked But we are not there yet. NY Pause will be extended in coordination with other states to May15/20. When New Yorkers/Americans come together, there is no problem we can't solve.
He states 'We are on a Gentle Decline" "We're in a much better place, We're not home yet!"
In the last week, hospitalizations have dropped down from 2000 a day to 1300. Over the weeks the number of lives lost has been decreasing.
- April 16 630
- April 17 540
- April 18 507
- April 19 478
- April 20 481
- April 21 474
Gov Cuomo shared this dial below.
It measures the rate of infection. He says you want to be under .09 ideally and no higher than 1.2 before you reopen. NEW YORK currently has very little room on the dial before another outbreak inside the current outbreak could cause the dial to jump passing the 1.2 infection rate.This would be back to crisis mode.
THE ABOVE GRAPH IS AS OF APRIL 20/20