Gov. Cuomo: Social distancing appears to be working

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Despite the climb in numbers of people infected by the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says social distancing appears to be working.

Gov. Cuomo says early signs show social distancing is paying off, as the rate of new hospitalizations has slowed. “The arrows are headed in the right direction,” he says.


The number of hospitalizations, which on Sunday were doubling every two days, are now doubling nearly every five days, according to the governor.


Cuomo says New York still needs 30,000 more ventilators. “I said to the White House ‘Send us the equipment that we need, send us the personnel.’ As soon as we get past our critical moment, we will deploy that equipment and personnel to the next hotspot.”


The governor predicted 33,000 ICU beds with ventilators would be needed when the virus peaks in about 21 days.                

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