Cuomo: U.S. government making "historic mistake" on virus advice
New York governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that the federal government is making a "historic mistake" by advising some states to reopen despite the increasing number of coronavirus cases.
"The federal government is making a mistake ... a historic mistake," said Cuomo at his daily press conference. The governor noted that cases have occurred in at least 19 states in the past two weeks. Six states reported record increases on Tuesday.
Cuomo said that President Trump's claim that the cases have increased because of the nation's tests have increased is false. "It's just not true. In fact, as math, as data, it's just not a true statement," said Cuomo.
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He noted that in addition to positive test results, which are increasing in many countries, the number of people who go to hospitals with COVID-19 has also increased. "More and more people are getting sick," he said.
The governor also cited a new projection by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, a research institute once used by the White House for coronavirus projections, that a further 85,000 deaths are predicted by October 1.
"These guidelines have real ramifications. This is a moment in history when the partisans' gulf is not about when they write the books. This will have real ramifications for life and death."
Cuomo again reported that New York has the lowest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations since March 20. As of Wednesday, the state has 1,400 hospitalizations due to COVID-19.
He also said New York had 17 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, the lowest since the pandemic started. "I could only feel better if this number ever went to zero," he said.
According to the governor, New York carried out about 60,000 coronavirus tests on Tuesday. Of these tests, less than 1% tested positive.
On Tuesday, Cuomo said, "We basically have a number that is so low that it may even be statistically questionable, because when you get to 24, you are literally talking about how doctors do in some situations where there are several can decide on a cause of death. " Reasons behind it. "
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