New York Death Toll Nears 2,000 As Cuomo Closes Playgrounds, Parks: Live Updates

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Wed, 04/01/2020


Iran reports 138 deaths on Wednesday
UK death toll jumps 563 as more than 4k deaths confirmed globally overnight
Germany has extended its national social distancing ‘guidelines’
New York State death toll nears 2k
India reports new batch of cases as lockdown cuts down on harmful emissions
Hong Kong closes bars, karaoke lounges, beauty salons and other public areas as new cases jump
Japan closes borders to travelers from 73 countries, including UK and US
FDA reports shortages of malaria drugs touted by Trump
Russia sends planeload of medical products to US
Saudi hints that annual Hajj pilgrimage will be banned this year
UN says outbreak “most challenging crisis we have faced since WWII”
US case total nears 200k
Italian finance minister says government agrees with business lobby’s projection for 6% GDP contraction
Spanish cases top 100k
CDC continues “review” of facemask recommendation
France rolls out new stimulus package as ‘coronabonds’ proposal dies out
UK pubs hatch plan to become grocers
Thai government puts thousands at risk with botched hand-out program
Chinese provinces report 56 ‘asymptomatic’ cases
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Update (1255ET): After trying to ‘do the right thing’ and let de Blasio handle it, Gov. Cuomo announced on Wednesday that he would be closing all playgrounds in the city.

Cuomo said during Wednesday’s press conference that New York’s coronavirus death toll had climbed to 1,941, up from 1,550 on Tuesday. Cuomo added that 220,000 New Yorkers have now been tested, including 15,694 overnight.

Cuomo, revealed the number of coronavirus deaths jumped by 391 overnight to 1,941 statewide, as the state death toll nears 2k. Across New York state, 83,712 have tested positive, including 7,917 overnight.

“We’re still looking for the curve to straighten…where we would see a plateau,” Cuomo said.

Asked about cracking down on violations of New York’s ‘social distancing’ rules, Cuomo said the “NYPD has to get more aggressive, period.”

Cuomo believes the apex of the outbreak will come at the end of April “which means another month of this,” he said.

Watch the rest of the governor’s briefing below:

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