Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Sunday, March 29, 2020

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A medical worker prepares to enter a COVID-19 testing tent set up outside Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York, Saturday, March 28, 2020.

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NEW YORKA — 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.

8:30 p.m.

New York surpassed a grim milestone as its death toll from the coronavirus outbreak climbed above 1,000 on Sunday.

4:15 p.m.

Mayor Bill de Blasio gives an update. Watch below or click here:

12 p.m.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives his daily briefing on COVID-19 in the state. Watch the news conference below.

  • The number of coronavirus deaths rises to 965.
  • There are 59,513 cases confirmed in New York, including 33,768 in New York City.
  • The governor is urging public and private hospitals across the state to work together, watch where the cases are increasing and respond accordingly.
  • Cuomo plans to speak with Mayor Bill de Blasio about alleviating stress at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens by better distributing cases with other public hospitals in the city.
  • Cuomo is extending the “PAUSE” directive to April 15, mandating non-essential employees to work from home. The governor will continue to re-evaluate extending PAUSE every two weeks.
  • On the CDC’s travel advisory: “This is not a lockdown,” Cuomo said. “I support what the president did, because it affirms” what New York, New Jersey and Connecticut officials are already doing by telling everyone to stay home.
  • The Javits Center hospital will “come online” this week, but will not immediately begin accepting patients, Cuomo said.
  • The Westchester attorney at the center of the New Rochelle cluster has been released from the hospital.

7 a.m.
Sunday marks the first full day of a CDC advisory urging residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to avoid all “non-essential domestic travel” for 14 days.

The advisory was issued because of the high number of coronavirus cases in the tri-state area, which totaled more than 60,000 on Saturday. The governors of the three states have full discretion to implement the advisory.

President Donald Trump had suggested earlier Saturday he was considering a 14-day quarantine for the states, but later said it was not necessary.

The advisory doesn’t apply to “employees of critical infrastructure industries” such as truckers, public health workers, financial services worker and food suppliers.

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The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here

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