Published: Sun, October 18, 2020

Governor Cuomo Phones In NYS COVID Progress For October 15, 2020

Governor Cuomo Phones In NYS COVID Progress For October 15, 2020

Cuomo's order, which expires on November 5, also limited religious gatherings in "orange zone" areas that surround the "red zones" to the lesser of 25 people or 33% of capacity.

A total of 4,133 test results were reported within the "Red Zone" focus areas, where the pandemic has been the most severe, yielding 200 positive results, or a 4.84 percent positivity rate, "unchanged from the day before", said Cuomo in an official press release.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews gather in the Borough Park neighbourhood of Brooklyn to protest against Covid-19 restrictions in New York October 7, 2020.

Cuomo says it makes sense to make the distinction, because more testing is done in the clusters.

"In fact, if the court issues an injunction and the State is correct about the acuteness of the threat now posed by hotspot neighborhoods, the result could be avoidable death on a massive scale like New Yorkers experienced in the Spring", the judge wrote in a 24-page order. One set is what the virus transmission rate is overall in the state.

"W$3 e are doing very targeted analysis because we have so much testing capacity", Gov. Cuomo said on Monday, "and we will continue to let the data and science drive our approach to keeping the virus in check".

"You do see a leveling off here", de Blasio said.

Rich Azzopardi, senior advisor to the governor, says Cuomo is saying the opposite of what Trump is saying.

The state's numbers in recent days also show that hospitalizations for the disease are steadily climbing. Of the 146 new patients admitted, almost half were from the 20 hot spots. "Governors are willing to assist your Administration's efforts to ensure a national vaccination campaign is implemented smoothly and efficiently", read the letter released on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported.

There are also rising incidents of positive cases in schools.

Brooklyn U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis declined to issue a preliminary injunction sought by the diocese that would have exempted more than two dozen of its parishes from the state's temporary stringent restrictions. He said it's time to think ahead.

The governor agrees that the crisis is far from over. He said he expects "microcluster" outbreaks of the virus to flare up for at least another year, even after there is a vaccine.

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