New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Holds Coronavirus Press Conference

View Larger + NY Governor Andrew Cuomo is being widely praised for his handling of the coronavirus crisis

View Larger + NY Governor Andrew Cuomo is being widely praised for his handling of the coronavirus crisis

In San Francisco, Mayor London Breed said that her city could see a surge in cases similar to that seen in New York City.

"The longer you are on a ventilator, the more probability of a bad outcome", Cuomo said.

The state's death toll stands at 385, up from 285 a day earlier.

In California, the number of cases is doubling every three to four days. But intensive-care cases have surged since then, increasing 45% to nearly 1,300.

Cuomo says he hoped the federal bailout package approved by Congress this week would give NY more money to close the deficit.

There have been no reported deaths in New Rochelle related to COVID-19, though some have been hospitalized.

The governor also called for increased efforts to produce ventilators, necessary medical tools to deal with severe cases of COVID-19.

Cuomo said NY was still "on the way up the mountain" and wouldn't meet the peak of declared cases for another three weeks. "That is what has happened".

Just over half the U.S. population is now under stay-at-home orders as the authorities around the country seek to stem the spread of the virus. Hospitals would receive $130 billion, and state and local governments would get $150 billion in assistance.

Cuomo's daily live-streamed briefings from the epicenter of the nation's coronavirus outbreak have become must-watch events.

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"I would not follow that", Zucker said.

"The Congressional action, in my opinion, simply failed to address the governmental need", he said. "Today, no hospital, no nurse, no doctor can say, legitimately 'I don't have protective equipment, '" he said.

"We've got to develop drugs so that when we come around next year, it is not like this again", he told Cuomo. Cuomo's approach wasn't exclusively focused on flattening the curve, though, and he said the two-pronged strategy also included increasing hospital capacity.

But New Orleans, where large crowds last month celebrated Mardi Gras, was on track to become the next United States epicentre, with the world's highest growth rate in coronavirus cases.

Cuomo said he still wants to include additional unrelated items into the budget, like making some changes to the state's bail reform laws that ended most forms of cash bail on January 1, and legalizing recreational marijuana for adults. The figure is the biggest among the U.S. states and more than eight times the tally of New Jersey, which has the second largest number of infections in the country.

Confirmed cases are rising even faster in neighboring New Jersey. Deaths climbed to 81, from 62 a day ago. East Lyme First Selectman Mark Nickerson said there are reports of many people from NY and other places returning earlier than normal to summer homes in town. As a last resort, Cuomo said the state might consider shifting downstate patients to upstate hospitals that serve smaller populations and are less overrun.

"We are enduring a great national trial", Trump said in a news conference, urging Americans to practice social distancing.

"How do you plug a $15 billion hole with $3.8 billion?"

Aside from converting structures into medical facilities, which could include dorms and hotels, hospitals are required to increase their capacity by 50 percent but should try to increase it by 100 percent. Roughly 122,000 people have been tested in all.

Cuomo said that the quarterly adjustments would be made based on pure numbers and without the hand of the state legislature, in order to save lawmakers a trip to Albany with the contagion still raging. "But you're not alone, nobody's alone".

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