Governor Cuomo COVID-19 March 29th update - 7,195 new cases across the state, death toll up to 965

Governor Cuomo updates the media on the coronavirus crisis on Sunday, March 29th.

Posted: Mar 29, 2020 1:05 PM
Updated: Mar 29, 2020 4:40 PM

Governor Cuomo updated the media on Sunday 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 59,513 throughout the state, with the majority of those in New York City.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in New York State now stands at 965, up from 728 on Saturday.

New York City has 33,768 cases, with 4,002 new cases.
Westchester County has 8,519 cases, with 644 new cases.
Nassau County has 6,445 cases, with 908 news cases.
Suffolk County has 5,023 cases, with 885 new cases.

Also in the top ten are two upstate counties, Monroe County with 219 cases, 27 of them are new cases and Albany County with 205 cases, 10 of them are new cases.

Cuomo says the USNS Comfort should be in New York City on Monday, bringing 2,000 beds and will be used to treat non COVID-19 cases, basically used to backfill from the hospitals, as the hospitals will be used primarily to treat the confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The governor says the current number of deaths in the state stands at 965 he expects 'thousands' of people to pass away, "You have to look at what it affects, it affects the elderly, I hope it's wrong."

Cuomo says right now people in nursing homes are about a fourth of the coronavirus deaths across the country, "Coronavirus in a nursing home is a toxic mix. We saw that in Washington State. This virus prays on the vulnerable, it prays on the sick, it prays on people with compromised immune systems and underlying health conditions and the virus in a nursing home can be like fire in a drag race. Coronavirus in a nursing home is lethal, the only question is how many people die."

Cuomo says the first patient in New York State to be diagnosed with coronavirus in new Rochelle who has been sick for a long time has now been released from the hospital."

The governor announced an additional two weeks, through April 15th, directing non-essential state workforce members to work from home.

Cuomo said that many people are asking when this is going to be over. He says, "When we have faster testing", and pointed to the state lab in Wadsworth which has developed a less intrusive saliva and short nasal swab test that may soon be used.

Regarding the CDC's order late Saturday night of a travel advisory for the people of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to have no domestic travel, the governor says this is NOT a lockdown, "It's nothing that we haven't been doing, non-essential people should stay home. Which is consistent with everything we're doing."

Cuomo says this time in our lives is disorienting, frightening and disturbing and has turned everyone life upside down, but he is urging people to find things to smile about and to make others smile, "You do the best you can you, find a way to create some joy, you try to find a silver lining in all of this to break up all the monotony, what are you do to bring a smile to peoples' face."

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 373040

Reported Deaths: 29968
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City20437721649
Nassau405722127
Suffolk399801909
Westchester336331378
Rockland13223646
Orange10449444
Erie6173524
Dutchess3936142
Monroe2989216
Onondaga2228139
Albany1900112
Ulster169677
Sullivan139231
Putnam126260
Oneida104949
Niagara104865
Schenectady69629
Broome57844
Rensselaer49328
Saratoga48414
Columbia39134
Madison31710
Warren25528
Steuben24241
Greene24118
Orleans24137
Washington23713
Fulton21218
Ontario2099
St. Lawrence2052
Genesee2024
Tompkins1640
Chemung1371
Chenango1330
Tioga13121
Livingston1197
Wayne1163
Herkimer1113
Oswego1103
Clinton974
Cayuga931
Montgomery934
Cattaraugus890
Chautauqua864
Wyoming865
Delaware824
Jefferson740
Otsego735
Seneca590
Schoharie510
Allegany480
Cortland410
Yates396
Essex380
Franklin230
Lewis200
Schuyler120
Hamilton50
Unassigned00
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