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De Blasio: NYC needs more testing, work screenings before easing restrictions

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city would need to test hundreds of thousands of people daily for the coronavirus before it could start to loosen restrictions that have shuttered most workplaces and forced New Yorkers to cover their faces in public.

Posted: Apr 20, 2020 10:15 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city would need to test hundreds of thousands of people daily for the coronavirus before it could start to loosen restrictions that have shuttered most workplaces and forced New Yorkers to cover their faces in public.

De Blasio said Monday on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” that in addition to ramping up testing, the city would need temperature checks going into workplaces.

He said other measures would include isolating people who are infected with the virus and supporting them in quarantine.

De Blasio spoke as New York state's daily death toll from the coronavirus appears to have plateaued.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 416843

Reported Deaths: 32719
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City22596423550
Suffolk433951997
Nassau433802194
Westchester360141446
Rockland13885674
Orange11096489
Erie8626669
Monroe4790277
Dutchess4543153
Onondaga3490200
Albany2531126
Oneida2090112
Ulster203191
Sullivan148348
Niagara144998
Putnam143363
Broome106464
Schenectady103737
Rensselaer74030
Saratoga73317
Columbia52337
Madison40117
Ontario35134
Warren30033
Orleans29554
Steuben29242
Greene28918
Fulton28524
Genesee2735
St. Lawrence2624
Washington25514
Oswego2483
Wayne2473
Herkimer2464
Chautauqua2349
Tompkins2300
Chenango2116
Tioga19025
Livingston1678
Chemung1633
Cattaraugus1626
Montgomery1604
Cayuga1482
Jefferson1340
Clinton1274
Otsego1145
Wyoming1135
Delaware1044
Cortland920
Seneca863
Allegany751
Schoharie680
Essex550
Yates557
Franklin500
Lewis350
Schuyler220
Hamilton70
Unassigned00
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