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.

Cases: 1650303

Reported Deaths: 47719
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens2118128784
Kings2109509118
Suffolk1628183086
Nassau1486692918
Bronx1445195881
Westchester1078572101
New York1039223906
Erie654191603
Richmond572011579
Monroe52679991
Rockland38628889
Orange37059720
Onondaga32452630
Dutchess22387408
Albany20890332
Oneida19735478
Niagara15324312
Broome14870336
Saratoga11970145
Schenectady10842178
Ulster10069228
Rensselaer9039132
Putnam836986
Chautauqua7336123
Chemung6440130
Oswego600289
Ontario580188
St. Lawrence553285
Steuben5509137
Cayuga537988
Jefferson480663
Sullivan475559
Herkimer4561107
Wayne447364
Cattaraugus442076
Genesee4411118
Madison384885
Clinton361026
Livingston355056
Tompkins345742
Columbia340096
Fulton333784
Montgomery3190107
Cortland316760
Allegany290481
Warren284155
Wyoming282049
Tioga280656
Greene264871
Orleans245181
Chenango243969
Otsego235543
Washington234352
Franklin208712
Lewis206730
Seneca162053
Delaware151933
Essex134226
Schoharie121012
Yates101426
Schuyler86812
Hamilton2842
Unassigned221140
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