Is it possible New York has reached our peak? We got some good news today at Governor Andrew Cuomo’s press conference today in Albany!
- 302,280 people have been tested for COVID-19 in New York State so far. 18,659 of those tests were done yesterday.
- 132,466 people have been tested for COVID-19 in New York City so far. 7,814 of those tests were done yesterday.
- 122,031 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State so far. 8,327 of those positives were discovered yesterday.
- 67,551 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in New York City so far. 4,245 of those positives were discovered yesterday.
- 16,479 people are currently hospitalized in New York State. That number is up 574 people from yesterday.
- There are currently 4,376 patients in the ICU in the state of New York. That number is up 250 people from yesterday.
- 12,187 patients have been discharged so far. 1,709 of those patients were discharged yesterday. ❤
- 4,159 people have died from COVID-19 in the state of New York so far.
- 594 people died from COVID-19 in the state of New York yesterday.
- However, the number of people who died yesterday was lower than the day before! Yasss! ❤
- However, it is too early to tell if this is a downward trend or a single day’s fluctuation.
- But, all of the important numbers went down yesterday, which is a hopeful sign!
- Long Island is quickly shifting to become the next hotspot after New York City.
- Experts disagree on whether the apex is a high point after which we will immediately drop off, or simply a plateau that will last for a while at a constant rate before coming down. Since New York is the first place to reach an apex in the US, we will be learning this as we go.
- It is important that we continue to protect our vulnerable populations in every way we can.
- However, he reminds us that 80% of people who get COVID-19 will self resolve, and many people who go to the hospital will make it out again.
- 74% of those who have been hospitalized have been discharged.
- He says our hospital system is over capacity, which is putting a tremendous amount of stress on our healthcare system in general.
- QUOTE: “But, life is options. And we don’t have any other options.”
- He speaks again about surging and flexing our resources, and having all of our hospitals work as one. It’s pretty much the same thing he’s been saying for days.
- Javits is apparently still not up and running as a COVID-19 facility, which surprises me since they were supposed to be ready for patients almost a week ago. I know it was not meant as a COVID facility at first, but I’m surprised that it’s taking so long to transition this.
- He says what we all know, and that is that the federal stockpile is an absolute joke and states should work together to coordinate our infection curves and shift our resources as the curves move. Thank you again to Oregon for understanding this!
- The federal government is deploying 1,000 personnel to New York, including doctors, nurses, and respiratory techs.
- The New York City public hospitals are getting priority deployment. They will receive 325 new people to help on the frontlines today.
- We are deeply appreciative of all of our medical professionals and essential workers who have kept us going throughout this crisis.
- He talks about Cabin Fever, and… LOL AT THAT BACKGROUND! That child who is about to dive bomb mom has me cracking up!!!
- I am fortunate not to be locked in with anyone who is driving me nuts. But, I do think my cat might be ready for me to leave at this point.
- He says that he and his daughter have decided to take up running in order to disrupt their own cabin fever.
- He talks about historical perspective, and that reminds me… I am reading a book about the 1918 flu epidemic, and BRUH… that was definitely worse. The Spanish Flu had a 10 to 20% death rate, and most of the people it killed were otherwise young and healthy prior to their infection. It could cause an absolutely horrific demise within hours of the first sign of symptoms. And, as a bonus level of misery, this horrible plague on humanity was happening at the same time as a world war! Yes, COVID-19 is bad. But, shit… let’s all be grateful it ain’t the Spanish Flu!
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