Gov. Cuomo Reports 606 New Deaths In New York State: Live Updates

Thursday, April 16, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Thu, 04/16/2020

Summary:

Germany reports jump in new cases, deaths
Spain reports most new cases in a week
North Dakota releases plan to reopen state May 1
Turkey releases mafia boss from prison
Global Times editor denies report about leak from Wuhan lab
Switzerland unveils bailout package
Singapore reports another record daily jump as 2nd wave arrives
Sweden reports another alarming jump
Chinese factories on verge of second shutdown
UK health minister says it’s too early to end lockdown as measures set to be extended
Britain crosses 100k case threshold
European Commission President apologizes to Italy
Russia’s streak of record new cases stretches to 5th day
Japan expands state of emergency to cover whole country
Cuomo reports 606 more deaths in NYS
UK planning to announce lockdown extension today
Party of South Korean president wins 180 of 300 seats in legislative vote
President Trump to unveil plan to reopen economy Thursday
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Update (1140ET): New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo started his daily briefing Thursday like he always does, by confirming the new deaths over the last 24 hours. That number was 606 for Wednesday. That brings the statewide death toll to 12,192, up 5.2% from yesterday, which is better than yesterday’s 7.7% jump from the day before.

The governor added that hospitalizations have continued to fall, as well as intubation and ICU admissions. New cases were roughly ~2k yesterday, roughly even with the rate over the past week or so.

“The good news is, it means we can control the virus, we can control the spread, and we did not know for sure that we could do that. We speculated that we could do it but we didn’t know for sure. Now we know we can control this disease,” Cuomo said.

Watch the press briefing live below:

Update (1050ET): More alarming data out of Sweden, one of only a handful of European countries that didn’t go all-in on border closures and stay-at-home orders, surfaced this morning: the country reported 613 new cases of coronavirus and 130 new deaths, bringing its totals to 12,540 cases and 1,333 deaths.

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Update (1000ET): Beating the White House by at least a few hours, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has released new ‘guidelines’ to reopening his state’s economy on May 1.

NORTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR ISSUES GUIDELINES TO REOPEN STATE MAY 1 – STATEMENT – RTRS
Yesterday, the governor moved to extend restrictions on non-essential businesses until the end of April. Now, North Dakota, though his state is one of five sparsely populated states that haven’t issued stay-at-home orders.

The state has reported only 9 deaths, and 365 cases, as of Thursday morning. Some of Burgum’s critics have slammed him (and his South Dakota colleague, Gov. Kristi Noem) for not taking the outbreak seriously enough by resisting full lockdowns adopted by other states. The mainstream press has been carrying out a veritable crusade against Noem over a small outbreak in Sioux Falls, her state’s largest city, that is, according to all available evidence, completely under controlthe meat-processing plant at the center of the outbreak has been closed indefinitely.

The Washington Post claims it’s currently “the biggest hotspot in the country”.

While that might be technically true based on some obscure metric, there are probably apartment blocks in Manhattan with just as many cases.

Will this inspire more states with fewer cases to follow suit?

While the governors critics (many of whom don’t live in the state) slam the decision, it’s worth noting that ND has been examining various ‘contact tracing’ strategies including repurposing an app called the Bison Tracker, created to help fans of the North Dakota State University Bison football team follow its 1,000-mile roadtrip to a championship game in Texas, Bloomberg reports. The governor first mentione the plan during a press conference last night.

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