Cuomo: Expect Death Rate To Remain High For Several Days
COVID-19 deaths in New York reached another new high. Officials say the curve is still flattening but they anticipate perhaps 700 to 800 deaths a day for several more days.
Governor Andrew Cuomo says his worry now is that people will become complacent, ignore social distancing orders, and cause more infections. He says normalcy can’t return until the infection rate comes down. Cuomo also acknowledged that minorities have been disproportionately impacted by the virus and suggested an unknown underlying societal cause.
“They live in more dense communities, more urban environments, but what is it? And let’s learn from that and let’s do it now.”
Cuomo said more testing will be done in minority communities. When asked if fewer grocery stores and delivery services should be open in order to reduce expose to minorities, he said no, they should remain open.
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