Apr 19, 2020 - Health

Cuomo says New York is on "the other side" of the coronavirus curve

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference Sunday that data suggests the state is on "the other side" of its plateau in coronavirus cases.

Why it matters: New York's daily deaths from the coronavirus dropped to 507 on Sunday — its lowest count since April 6 — while new hospitalizations dropped from 1,915 on Saturday to 1,384 on Sunday. However, Cuomo cautioned that "it's no time to get cocky" and that the "war is not won."

What he's saying: “We still have a long way to go and a lot of work to do," Cuomo said. "And this virus has been ahead of us every step of the way. We have been playing catch-up from day one ... so it is no time to relax. This is only halftime in this entire situation."

  • "We've showed that we can control the beast," he said. "We still have to make sure that we keep that beast under control ... we keep that hospitalization rate down, as we all get very eager to get on with life and move on."
  • "When we talk about rebuilding, we have to talk about not just rebuilding, but let's learn from this horrific experience."

The big picture: As of Sunday afternoon, the state had reported 242,570 cases and 18,921 deaths from the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Go deeper: Cuomo says New York will begin "aggressive" antibody testing this week

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U.S. coronavirus updates

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios. This graphic includes "probable deaths" that New York City began reporting on April 14.

Florida reported on Wednesday its largest number of new novel coronavirus cases in a single day since April 17. 1,317 people tested positive to take the state total to 58,764, per the state's health department. Despite the rise, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said bars and clubs could reopen on Friday.

By the numbers: More than 107,000 Americans have died of the coronavirus and over 1.8 million people have tested positive, per data from Johns Hopkins. More than 479,000 Americans have recovered and over 18 million tests have been conducted.

Coronavirus hospitalizations keep falling

Data: COVID Tracking Project, Harvard Global Health Institute; Note: Alabama, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Tennessee and Puerto Rico have not reported hospitalizations consistently. Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to decline, particularly in New York and other northeastern states that were among the hardest hit by the virus.

Yes, but: Some states are still recording stagnant or rising amounts of hospitalizations.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

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