One month after the death of the first virus in New York, the number of victims reaches 10,000

NEW YORK: The death toll in New York has now topped 10,000 just over a month after the state recorded its first fatality, the governor. Andrew Cuomo he said Monday.

The state counted 671 new deaths on Sunday. It was the first time in a week that the daily toll dropped to less than 700.

Cuomo said the count has been `` basically flat at a horrible level of pain, grief, and grief. '' More than half of New York's 10,056 deaths occurred last week. Hospitals still receive around 2,000 new patients per day.

The gloomy numbers overshadowed the hopeful trends that prompted Cuomo to tentatively declare on Monday that the worst is over, as long as New Yorkers continue to follow restrictions on staying home.

The number of people hospitalized with the virus has almost dropped to just under 19,000, once discharges and deaths are taken into account. That's a relief after weeks of increases that raised fears that hospitals will be dramatically overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients.

I think the worst is over if we can stay smart, Cuomo said. And I think we can now start on the path to normality.

The first reported fatality was an 82-year-old New York City woman with emphysema who died on March 11. Authorities initially said he died on March 13, but the city's health department later corrected the date.

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Here are other developments in the outbreak.

PROBLEM TESTS

New York City is in danger of running out of COVID-19 swabs and is urging medical providers to continue to screen only seriously ill patients, the city health department said in a memo to providers of medical care.

As the supply of swabs continues to decline, there is a real possibility that hospitals will be completely depleted, the April 11 health alert said. At this time, providers are reminded to only test inpatients to preserve needed resources. to properly diagnose and manage patients with more serious illnesses. ''

The warning came amid repeated pleas from New York City and state officials for the federal government to provide widespread evidence to move to a containment phase in the coronavirus outbreak.

If the President of the United States or anyone else wants a recovery and we all want it, right? But if you are serious about it, you cannot do it without widespread evidence, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. City Council reporting on Monday.

The city's health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, said the city `` will not be able to beat this at the finish line, if it does, if we do not have the supply that the mayor is asking for or the assistance of the Government federal.''

As of the end of Sunday, more than 478,000 people in New York have been tested for the virus, according to state figures. Of them, almost 195,000 had tested positive.

Due to rationing, only 44% of the tests conducted in the state have been conducted in New York City, despite the city accounting for 74% of the state's deaths from the virus.

Lack of testing capacity, in part due to rationing of personal protective equipment for people who would have to administer it, has also prevented officials from conducting widespread tests of hospital and nursing home personnel who could pass infections to each other already the patients.

COORDINATE OF STATES

Cuomo and his fellow Democratic governors from five other states pledged to coordinate strategies to reopen their economies, including as Republican President. Donald trump He stated that he is the highest decision-maker.

Cuomo said economic and health experts from each state will be part of a working group to develop an integrated framework for states' reopening plans. He made the announcement with the governors of Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

Trump said on Twitter on Monday that some are `` saying that it is the Governor's decision to open the states, not that of the President of the United States and the Federal Government. That it is fully understood that this is wrong ... is the President's decision, and for many good reasons. '' He added that he and his administration are working closely with the governors.

Cuomo said that even if Trump has the legal authority to order the reopening of businesses and schools, states would need a clearly defined federal plan to responsibly reopen.

Do you want to tell me what to do? Fine, he said. So I have to be able to turn around and tell my local governments what to do. So clarity here is important. ''

INFECTED DETAINEES

Seven detainees at a federal detention center in Batavia have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service. USA Individuals who tested positive include a 62-year-old Pakistani, a 29-year-old Somali, two Hondurans, aged 37 and 31, two 21-year-old Salvadorans, and a 35-year-old Dominican. ICE officials would not provide information on the detainees' current health status or if they had underlying conditions, according to the Times-Union of Albany.

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