Photo by Tom Rivers: The American flag is lowered outside the Murray Town Hall on Wednesday out of respect for people who have died from the Covid-19. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed flags to be at half-staff for Covid-19 victims while the state is on Pause, which continues to at least May 15. The state today reported 540 deaths from Covid-19 on Friday, bringing the state total to 13,362. The death toll has been decreasing in recent days, down from 630 on April 16, and 606 on April 15.