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Latest NY numbers show 92K Covid-19 cases, more than 2,000 deaths

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 April 2020 at 11:55 am

All 62 counties now have a confirmed case of coronavirus

Gov. Andrew Cuomo updated the state on the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, now at 92,381 after 8,669 new positives.

The governor, speaking at a news conference in Albany, also said the state is at 2,373 deaths from Covid-19, up from 1,941 on Wednesday.

The governor said every county, all 62, now has a coronavirus case. The less populated counties shouldn’t feel like they are less likely to be infected with the virus, Cuomo said.

“It is false comfort to say we are a rural community, we don’t have the density of New York City,” he said.

He shared a model from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, which is estimating 93,000 will die in the United States from Covid-19 with 16,000 deaths in the state.

The governor touted a partnership among hospital systems across the state to respond to the public health crisis. The healthcare systems have expanded beds and are ready to share staff and supplies in the areas of greatest need.

The hospitals will do a nightly survey of their supplies on hand, including surgical masks, face shields, goggles, N-95 respirators and other personal protective equipment.

Orleans Hub will have more information this afternoon on any changes in the local cases. The Health Department has been giving an update at 4 p.m. each day on the cases in Orleans and Genesee counties.

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