Cuomo: Hospitalizations at lowest level since charting them publicly

Henrietta Strickland
May 23, 2020

"All these things we've done, nobody's doing these things because government told them to do it", said Governor Cuomo, referring to his numerous executive orders on social distancing and masks. The NYCLU argued the Constitution requires the same right be extended to people gathering for other reasons.

New Jersey has adopted similar rules, allowing groups of up to 25 indoor and outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people.

In New York City alone, the health department has recorded 193,951 cases across March, April and early May, including 50,863 hospitalizations.

The forecast appeared less than ideal for the holiday weekend, however, with rain expected Saturday and clouds on Sunday.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that New York City can start reopening in the first two weeks of June. "I commend Governor Cuomo for recognizing the necessity to ensure viable assistance to these smaller enterprises and proprietors, as they restore and reestablish their livelihoods". "There will not be lifeguards".

"We can not see people going to the beaches in large numbers, crowding together".

"We don't want to fence off the beaches but we will if we have to", he tweeted Friday.

Those indicators include the number of New Yorkers being admitted into the city's hospitals, patients in the city's 11 public hospitals' intensive care units, and the rate of New Yorkers testing positive for coronavirus.

"It is working", Cuomo said of social distancing, protecting yourself and staying home.

The NYPD will no longer arrest you for not wearing a mask, and the city's in the process of giving out 7.5 million free face coverings to residents.

New York City remains closed and will do until at least June, per the mayor, despite Long Island and mid-Hudson, the two regions surrounding it, reopening next week.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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