New York's New Coronavirus Cases Are "Dropping For First Time"

On Sunday Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed New York with the current state of the Coronavirus and he said that for the first time hospitalization for Coronavirus patients trended downward with 75% of patients that required hospitalization having been discharged. 

Cuomo: “We could either be very near the apex, or the apex could be a plateau and we could be on the plateau right now,” Cuomo said. “You can’t do this day to day. You have to look at three or four days to see a pattern.”

The state reported 594 new coronavirus deaths on Sunday — a small decrease compared to the 630 new fatalities announced the day before. ICU admissions and intubations were also down, the governor said, while the discharge rate from hospitals was rising.

Mayor Bill de Blasio also found cause for encouragement, telling reporters that while the city still needs thousands more ventilators, its supply had outlasted earlier projections.

Blasio: “I see a few signs that are a little hopeful, for sure,” he said. “But I think it’s early to be able to declare that. Let’s hope and pray, but we’re not quite there yet.”

President Donald Trump commented during his daily Coronavirus address that the drop was a "good sign,” he along with his Coronavirus task force member, Deborah Birx, felt that cases would stabilize in the coming week in metropolitan areas. 

But some Coronavirus task force member have a totally different view with Dr. Fauci and Surgeon General Jerome Adams, saying that this week’s outlook is “very bad” and that "this is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment.”

Governor Cuomo says it’s too early to tell if cases would be on the decline moving forward saying that statisticians “will not give you a straight answer on anything...they don't know."

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