New York City Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state’s coronavirus epidemic was at its peak, but urged citizens to stick to restrictions because the situation could worsen again in two to three days of “reckless behavior.” In New York, the epicenter of the pandemic in the USA, 196,146 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, 10,058 people died.
The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, believes that the worst with the spread of coronavirus in the state is “behind us.” He said this at a briefing April 13threports Voice of America.
“I think the worst is over if we continue to act wisely. I think we can embark on the path to a normal life,” the governor said.
He warned that if people do not adhere to restrictions, then the situation will quickly deteriorate.
“The worst can be behind, and it’s behind if we don’t do anything reckless. And you can flip these numbers in two to three days of reckless behavior.” – says Cuomo.
The governor noted that although the epidemic has reached its peak, there will be several difficult weeks ahead.
Cuomo and the governors of six more states (New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Delaware and Massachusetts) are developing a plan for resuming economic activity in the region, opening schools and other important facilities.
The governor of New York said that officials will study the data, research results, experience of other countries and “will give recommendations and parameters for further actions.”
Cuomo said that on April 12, 671 new deaths from the coronavirus were registered in the state. For the first time in a week, the daily death toll of the epidemic fell below 700, CBS News said. However, the governor emphasized, “the alignment of the curve [происходит] at a terrifying level. ”
The United States ranks first in the world in the number of coronavirus infected and fatal cases. As of the morning of April 14, more than 582 thousand cases of infection were recorded in the country, 23,649 people died. In New York, the epicenter of a pandemic in the United States, 196,146 cases of the disease were confirmed, 10,058 people died, CNN reported.
Quarantine in America will be tentatively valid until May 1, said the country’s chief sanitary officer Jeremy Adams. In his opinion, some states will be able to remove restrictions a little earlier.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to American Johns Hopkins University, on April 13, almost 1.92 million cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed in the world, more than 461 thousand patients recovered, 120,449 died.