Gov. Cuomo: New York revenue will decline $13.3 billion due to COVID-19, analysis shows

(AP) - New York reported its lowest number of daily COVID-19 deaths in weeks on Friday.

The state reported 422 deaths as of Thursday. That's the fewest since March 31, when it recorded 391 deaths. More than 16,000 people have died in the state from the outbreak.
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“Again, this is at an unimaginable level, and it’s dropping somewhat. But it’s still devastating news,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at his daily briefing.

The total number of people hospitalized statewide continues to drop slowly, hitting about 14,000, though the number of new patients coming into hospitals is basically flat, Cuomo said.
Briefing Notes:
  • Gov. Cuomo: 422 New Yorkers died yesterday due to COVID-19.
  • He asks how fast the rate of decline in cases will be.
  • Gov. Cuomo says research has found that the virus was spreading wildly in Italy in February, and there were likely 28,000 cases in the United States at that time - including 10,000 in New York.
  • Gov. Cuomo says the research shows the virus came from Europe. 
  • He says approximately 13,000 flights came into New York and New Jersey airports from Europe between January and the European close down in March. That's 2.2 million people.
  • Gov. Cuomo says "the horse had already left the barn" between the first case in China and the decision to shut down New York in March.
  • Gov. Cuomo: "An outbreak anywhere is an outbreak everywhere."
  • Gov. Cuomo: New York revenue will decline $13.3 billion due to COVID-19, analysis shows
  • Gov. Cuomo dares Sen. McConnell to pass a law allowing states to go bankrupt. He says the senator is playing politics with the global pandemic.
  • "A snapshot of humanity." Gov. Cuomo reads a letter from a farmer in Kansas who sent a solitary N95 mask to New York for a medical worker.
  • Gov. Cuomo says polls will be open during the primary on June 23 or voters use absentee ballots. "There's no other option."
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo says every New York voter will automatically receive a postage-paid application for an absentee ballot.
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