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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: 2075539

Reported Deaths: 52770
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings27622810275
Queens2732379808
Suffolk1989063374
Nassau1818043159
Bronx1806976514
New York1363994432
Westchester1285842264
Erie878771773
Richmond737331800
Monroe659361063
Orange47706810
Rockland46564955
Onondaga37769670
Dutchess29064442
Albany24349350
Oneida22143505
Niagara19556356
Broome18258356
Saratoga15014166
Ulster13705251
Schenectady12924197
Rensselaer11049140
Putnam1052191
Chautauqua8749140
Chemung7486135
Oswego738190
Ontario726792
Steuben6710143
Sullivan651772
St. Lawrence645396
Cayuga615592
Jefferson584766
Wayne560267
Cattaraugus552687
Genesee5319123
Herkimer5077107
Clinton476933
Madison444088
Fulton431191
Livingston430758
Tompkins421451
Montgomery4178122
Columbia3974101
Cortland371060
Tioga365161
Warren356357
Wyoming347052
Allegany338684
Chenango337676
Otsego337647
Greene333475
Washington305555
Orleans303183
Lewis265534
Franklin251012
Delaware230137
Seneca197156
Schoharie164816
Essex157026
Yates116426
Schuyler102614
Hamilton3052
Unassigned13258
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