New York is in a state of emergency as coronavirus cases surge to 142. Here’s what the state is doing to address the outbreak.
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in New York as the number of coronavirus cases surged. As of Monday, there are 142 confirmed cases statewide, with 19 in New York City.
- 98 of those cases have been reported in Westchester County, located north of the city.
- Cuomo has attacked the CDC for responding to the outbreak too slowly and is making efforts to ramp up testing statewide.
- Thousands of people are self-quarantining, schools are shutting down, and more and more people are working from home.
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At least 142 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in New York state, with 19 cases confirmed in New York City.
On Saturday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in order to speed up the government’s ability to purchase supplies and hire healthcare workers to aid in the monitoring of thousands of self-quarantined patients.
As cases surged over the weekend, Cuomo attacked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for responding too slowly to the outbreak, and not approving of enough testing centers.
“CDC, wake up, let the states test, let private labs test, let’s increase as quickly as possible our testing capacity …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]