Governor Cuomo COVID-19 April 11th update - Death toll rises by 783 to 8,627

Governor Cuomo updated the media on Satuday on COVID-19, including the latest number of deaths in the state.

Posted: Apr 11, 2020 12:46 PM
Updated: Apr 11, 2020 1:32 PM

Albany, N.Y. - During his Saturday morning press briefing on COVID-19, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced 783 more people have died in New York State on Friday.

The total number of deaths in the state now stands at 8,627.

This is the 5th straight day the state has seen more than 700 deaths due to coronavirus.

Cuomo says he keeps getting asked when will this end. He referred to the following quote from Winston Churchill, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.“

Cuomo says all New Yorkers have to stay the course. "Everyone wants to get out of the house, and I know they want to get out of the house tomorrow, and they want me to re-open the economy in two weeks and we 'beat the beast'. The worst thing that can happen is we let our emotions get ahead of our logic and facts and we go through this again in any manner shape or form."

Cuomo also had praise for President Trump, stating "I’ve worked very hard with the President of The United States. We’ve had our political differences in the past, no doubt. He's been responsive to New York and New York's needs, and he’s done it quickly and he’s done it efficiently. He has really responded to New York’s needs."

Cuomo announced that the New York State Court system will engage pro bono lawyers to help with New Yorkers' legal needs. He is asking attorneys across the state who are wiling to volunteer to do so at www.nysba.org/covidvolunteer.

He says many legal issues will stem from this and people will need help.

Cuomo also responded to the fact that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Saturday morning that New York City schools will be closed for the rest of the school year and reopen in September.

Cuomo says de Blasio can't make that call. He says that call has to be made on a state-wide basis, and that decision has not been made.

"There has been no decision. That’s the mayor's decision. I value it, but the decision will be coordinated and it will be coordinated between the county executives in the other surrounding counties."

When asked if he has intentions of running for President and possibly replacing Joe Biden as the Democrats' choice, Cuomo emphatically said no.

"I have no political agenda, period. I am not running for President, I am not running for Vice President, I am not running anywhere. I’m not going to Washington. I’m staying right here. I said to the people of the state unequivocally when I was running for Governor, I will serve as your Governor."

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1980337

Reported Deaths: 51418
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings2621119933
Queens2613019549
Suffolk1920063307
Nassau1759193106
Bronx1735626372
New York1307874308
Westchester1248812238
Erie811411694
Richmond700891744
Monroe603251034
Orange45755782
Rockland45439941
Onondaga35694661
Dutchess27720433
Albany23473343
Oneida21329497
Niagara17999332
Broome17239348
Saratoga14292160
Ulster12882241
Schenectady12332192
Rensselaer10567136
Putnam1011391
Chautauqua8304132
Chemung7081133
Oswego693990
Ontario681191
Steuben6231141
St. Lawrence615594
Sullivan606168
Cayuga582590
Jefferson542463
Wayne519667
Cattaraugus509880
Genesee5028121
Herkimer4896107
Clinton450132
Madison427385
Tompkins403449
Fulton402186
Livingston397058
Montgomery3861115
Columbia380999
Cortland352260
Tioga335758
Warren334956
Wyoming322651
Otsego315646
Allegany315483
Greene309474
Chenango304874
Washington282655
Orleans273483
Lewis243233
Franklin238312
Delaware213736
Seneca185756
Schoharie153815
Essex149326
Yates110126
Schuyler98313
Hamilton3012
Unassigned172100
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