Governor Cuomo COVID-19 March 28th update - 7,681 new cases

Governor Cuomo updates the media on the COVID-19 crisis during his daily briefing.

Posted: Mar 28, 2020 12:54 PM
Updated: Mar 28, 2020 12:57 PM

Governor Cuomo updated the media on Saturday with the latest COVID-19 numbers in the state.

Albany, N.Y. - Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new COVID-19 confirmed cases are now up to 52,318 throughout the state, with the majority of those in New York City.

New York City has 29,766 cases, with 4,368 new cases.
Westchester County has 7,875 cases, with 688 new cases.
Nassau County has 5,537 cases, with 880 news cases.
Suffolk County has 4,138 cases, with 753 new cases.

Also in the top ten are two upstate counties, Albany County with 195 cases, 8 of them are new cases and Monroe County with 192 cases, 32 of them are new cases.

Cuomo once again talked a lot about ventilators and the need to get the projected number that will be needed at the apex of this crisis which will be about 30,000 ventilators.

Cuomo says 30,000 is the worst case scenario, but he says we need to be prepared for the worst, "You go to war with what you have, not with what you need."

The governor also talked about the need for health care systems across the state to think more regionally, "We may need to move patients from downstate New York to upstate New York and we want health care systems across the state to be ready for that and expect that."

Cuomo also once again stated that many people in New York City are not complying with the density compliance, for example people are actually playing basketball, "Take this seriously for yourselves and others and lets do it on a voluntary basis."

The governor said on Saturday the 1,000 emergency bed hospital at the Javits Convention Center created by the Army Corp of Engineers in New York City will open on Monday.

Cuomo says the USNS Comfort should be in New York City on Monday, bringing 12,000 beds and medical personnel and it has an operating room if necessary, that hospitals can backfill to on this ship.

Cuomo says he spoke to President Trump Saturday morning and says Trump approved four new sites for emergency medical facilities, all in the New York City area.

Cuomo says he toured the sites those temporary hospitals will be built on Friday and calls them appropriate and suitable to being able to handle large scale medical facilities.

Cuomo says those four facilities will add another 4,000 beds, and every borough will now have a facility. He says those 4,000 beds will help get to the 140,00 bed total that is expected to be needed at the apex of this crisis.

Cuomo says a new antibody test will be used by the New York State Health Department to help determine if people have been exposed to the virus, had it and have gotten over it.

Cuomo announced the state will delay and link the planned primary election to congressional and legislative primary elections on June 23rd.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 364965

Reported Deaths: 29484
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City19996821362
Nassau400342137
Suffolk392581861
Westchester331861352
Rockland13047626
Orange10292443
Erie5810504
Dutchess3847138
Monroe2791198
Onondaga2033127
Albany179676
Ulster164574
Sullivan134030
Putnam122758
Niagara97263
Oneida92946
Schenectady67329
Broome52844
Rensselaer46628
Saratoga46511
Columbia38032
Madison31010
Warren25226
Steuben24141
Greene23118
Washington22813
Orleans21033
St. Lawrence2002
Fulton19818
Ontario1989
Genesee1954
Tompkins1550
Chemung1361
Chenango1250
Tioga12421
Livingston1187
Wayne1103
Herkimer1053
Oswego1053
Clinton954
Montgomery824
Wyoming825
Cattaraugus820
Cayuga801
Chautauqua784
Delaware784
Jefferson720
Otsego695
Seneca550
Schoharie490
Allegany450
Yates396
Cortland390
Essex360
Lewis200
Franklin200
Schuyler110
Hamilton50
Unassigned00
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