Governor Cuomo COVID-19 April 12th update - Death tolls rises by 758 to 9,385

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

Posted: Apr 12, 2020 12:32 PM

Albany, N.Y. - During his Sunday morning press briefing on COVID-19, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced 758 more people died due to coronavirus in New York State on Saturday.

The total number of deaths in the state now stands at 9,385.

This is the 6th straight day the state has seen more than 700 deaths due to coronavirus.

Governor Cuomo also announced on Sunday he has signed two executive orders, one directing employers to provide essential workers with a cloth or surgical face mask for their employees to wear when their employees directly interact with the public, and the second executive order expands who can conduct antibody tests to help ensure as many New Yorkers as possible have access as the state works to bring these test to scale.

Cuomo says the antibody tests are important in order to ultimately determine when to finally send people back to work safely, "They tell you if a person had the virus and got over the virus, and that would be the prime person to go back to work."

Cuomo says the the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed by the Federal Government in March did nothing for state governments and he has announced he is now asking the federal government to come up with $500 billion in funding for state governments across the country.

The Governor also once again responded to reporters questions regarding New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement on Saturday that New York City schools will not reopen until September.

Cuomo reiterated again that it's not the Mayor's decision to make. Cuomo says it will be done as a regional decision, "All of the schools are closed. They will remain closed. We will not reopen any schools until it is safe from a public health standpoint. Am I prepared to say what we would be doing in June? No. I do not know what we're doing in June, nobody knows what will be doing in June. If you say that schools are closed through June, your effectively saying that businesses are closed through June because you can't restart the economy fully without restarting schools. Schools are providing not just education, but in many ways childcare for people who go to work, so coordinate all of that, do it regionally and June is a long way from now. We go day today to watch those numbers and we'll work with New Jersey and Connecticut and our local governments in each state to come up with a coordinated plan."

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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