NEW YORK — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New York. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo held his daily COVID-19 briefing. Watch in full below.
- Total hospitalizations continue to decline, as well as intubations and new COVID hospitalizations.
- 422 new fatalities bring New York’s coronavirus death toll to 16,162. Read more.
- Cuomo says between the beginning of the spread of the virus in January to the European close-down in March, about 13,000 flights from Europe landed at New York and New Jersey airports, carrying over 2.2 million people from Europe.
- Cuomo said with the China travel ban we closed the front door but left the back door open. He says the lesson here is an outbreak anywhere is an outbreak everywhere.
- New York state revenue will decline $13.3 billion (14%) from the Executive Budget forecast, and $61 billion over the financial plan period of fiscal year 2021 to fiscal year 2024, Cuomo says.
- Looking ahead to elections, Cuomo says voting is our obligation as citizens and no one should have to choose between their health and right to vote.
- Cuomo has issued an order ensuring every New Yorker automatically receives a postage-paid application to vote absentee in June 23 primaries.
- Gov. Cuomo says decision about New York schools is about a week away.
- When it comes to a New York City rent freeze, Cuomo says that has to be decided in NYC and is not a decision that would come from him.
- Cuomo confirms New York is not one of 16 states Vice President Mike Pence said have submitted reopening plans already.
Mayor Bill de Blasio called on Gov. Cuomo and the Rent Guidelines Board to assist rental relief for tenants. Read more.
Mayor Bill de Blasio held his daily coronavirus briefing. Watch in video below.
- “In practice, in reality, this virus does discriminate.”
- “This virus teamed up with the inequalities that already existed in our society.”
- Four-point action plan: Protect and preserve public hospital, massive public awareness campaign, grassroots outreach (going out to communities and reaching out), telemedicine.
- Community-based testing open. Grassroots testing facilities focused on hardest-hit neighborhoods will be able to do 10,000 tests a week and continue to grow
- Grassroots outreach: Bilingual robocalls to 1.1 million people in hard-hit areas, social media in 24 languages, tele-town halls with faith leaders
- Strengthening community health providers
- Engaged 1,000+ small community-based medical practices
- Offering help with telemedicine training, billing support
- We need to make sure there’s a roof over every New Yorker’s head
- Fighting for renters (call 311 for help)
- Need: A rent freeze, state approval to pay rent with security deposit, need state approval to allow tenants who miss rent to repay over 12 months, need state approval to extend eviction moratorium 60 days beyond crisis.
- Anyone threatened with eviction, NYC will step in
- First of the month is coming: Rent guidelines board released a report explaining what is going on with the economy and what that means for landlords. The problem: It was more focused on the interests of landlords than tenants.
- “Give them a rent freeze. They need it.”
- People admitted to hospitals (176 down from 227 as of 4/21)
- H+H ICUs (786 down from 796 as of 4/21)
- In response to Trumps Lysol comments: Disinfectants are not intended for ingestion or injections — more harm than help.
- Antibody testing findings: We don’t know for sure. That is just one measure. The important thing is to recognize that we have been preparing on the assumption that over half of New Yorkers would be exposed to the disease, but we’d be happier with a lower number.
- City was aware about how the virus impacted known disparities. Protect hospitals and health care workers because of the reality: Elmhurst Hospital is a painful, but powerful example
The NYPD’s Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo gave the PIX11 Morning News an update on COVID-19 efforts and cases. Watch the interview here.
Latest official numbers:
As of Wednesday there were 15,7040 confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in New York, with 263,460 confirmed cases across the state.
The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here