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.

Cases: 1998912

Reported Deaths: 51579
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings2647539990
Queens2635139581
Suffolk1935463314
Nassau1773443116
Bronx1748526394
New York1322964329
Westchester1257262245
Erie825881706
Richmond707011753
Monroe611141034
Orange46133782
Rockland45700941
Onondaga36061661
Dutchess27982435
Albany23679345
Oneida21454497
Niagara18314333
Broome17417348
Saratoga14418160
Ulster13039241
Schenectady12420192
Rensselaer10679136
Putnam1021791
Chautauqua8419134
Chemung7162133
Oswego698690
Ontario688792
Steuben6296141
St. Lawrence621795
Sullivan615368
Cayuga587190
Jefferson546565
Wayne526067
Cattaraugus516981
Genesee5065121
Herkimer4930107
Clinton455032
Madison430286
Fulton408186
Tompkins405849
Livingston401858
Montgomery3896116
Columbia383299
Cortland354660
Tioga341258
Warren338656
Wyoming326151
Otsego319647
Allegany318583
Greene312674
Chenango309174
Washington285755
Orleans277683
Lewis245734
Franklin240312
Delaware217036
Seneca188356
Schoharie155215
Essex150426
Yates111026
Schuyler99014
Hamilton3012
Unassigned14367
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