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Governor Andrew Cuomo said in his daily briefing April 13 that New York state’s death toll from the coronavirus had passed 10,000. Virus fatalities were at 10,056 on the 13th, which keeps New York as the state hardest hit by coronavirus. Over 190,000 cases are present in the state, according to Johns Hopkins.

Cuomo said that the recent trends are encouraging as “the curve continues to flatten,” in terms of the rate and speed of infections and hospitalizations in the state. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio reported that patients admitted to hospitals had dropped 17% between April 11 and 12, with 383 people admitted to city hospitals on Sunday, April 12.

State officials, including Governor Cuomo are still urging people to continue social distancing and continuing to stay inside to stop the spread of infections. When asked about reopening the economy, Cuomo said “We’ll listen to experts,” he said. “We’ll follow the data. But remember, this is a delicate balance.”The rate of testing in the state is higher than in any other state.

To help determine when it will be safe for the economy to “re-open,” officials are tracking the number infected, number in the intensive care unit and number of positive cases to determine when the state will be able to safely open once again. In an interview on Howard Stern’s radio show earlier in the week, Cuomo said, “The first wave will be fewer people dying, and that will be an initial resolution. We’ve figured out how to slow down the beast — that’s a resolution. We’ll start to phase into an economy again, that’ll be a wave of resolution.”

Read more about protecting yourself from coronavirus. Check the CDC website for more information on how to protect yourself and check our latest article to learn how COVID-19 differs from the flu.

Scientists believe that the spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus, started at an exotic animal market in Wuhan, China. You can help stop the incidence of viruses like these by signing this petition to ban the wildlife trade.

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