Cuomo said antibody testing of workers at four downstate hospitals would begin, including at Elmhurst Hospital, where at least 13 patients died from COVID-19 in a 24-hour span late last month in a development that brought the depth of the crisis into focus for many Americans. Watch his remarks in the player above.
The number of people dying in the state from the disease is also trending lower, though Friday's total of 437 deaths was up slightly over Thursday's tally. That's the fewest since March 31, when it recorded 391 deaths.
"Again, this is at an unimaginable level, and it's dropping somewhat".
Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York City received a donation of one mask from an aging man with a sickly wife in northeastern Kansas. He sent me 1 of 5 N95 masks he has from farming to pass on to a doctor or nurse in NY.
Hospitalizations in the state of New York continue to decline, New York Gov.
The pharmacies will be responsible for collecting samples for diagnostic - not antibody - testing, Cuomo said at Saturday's press conference, adding that those samples will be sent to labs throughout the state to retrieve results.
"It's that love that courage that generosity of spirit that makes this country so lovely", he continued.
The tests were done as part of an aggressive effort by NY to track the spread of the virus - a task that states around the country have struggled to complete in the face of supply shortages and limited access to diagnostic testing.
He said his state is doing more testing per capita than any other country in the world.
Trump noted Thursday that researchers were looking at the effects of disinfectants on the coronavirus and wondered aloud if they could be injected into people.
The New York Times published multiple stories about the New York governor, including his criticism of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's "blue state bailout" comments this week.
Making such testing widely available is seen as a key to reopening society, but the World Health Organization on Saturday warned there is now no evidence that people who have antibodies are protected from coronavirus.
In his letter, handwritten on a yellow notepad, Ruhnke wrote that the mask was a leftover from his farming days. "It has never been used" read the hand-written letter from Dennis. "I believe everything we did was worth it". You have five masks, what do you do?
"It means you're testing people who, by definition, are out of the home and not at work". They were not people who are in their home.
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