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.