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New York coronavirus cases surge 38% overnight to 20,875

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an emergency order Monday directing hospitals to increase their capacity by 50% as coronavirus cases across the state surged 38% overnight to 20,875.
New York is the hardest-hit state in the country, ahead of New Jersey, California and Washington state, Cuomo said. New York City News, alone, accounts for 12,305 confirmed infections, he said.
“This could go on for several months,” Cuomo said. Roughly 13% of all cases have been hospitalized, 621 of the patients have ended up in the ICU and 157 people have died, he said.
“Nobody can tell you is it four months, six months, eight months, nine months. But it is several months,” Cuomo said. “We all have to now confront that that is a new reality. New york Political News That is not going to change. You are not going to turn on the news tomorrow morning and they’re going to say, ‘Surprise, surprise this is all now resolved in two weeks.’”

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Cuomo estimated up to 80% of the state’s more than 19.4 million residents will get the coronavirus. Last week, Cuomo estimated there are likely “tens of thousands” of New York COVID-19 cases in the state among residents who didn’t know they had it.
“Many people will get the virus but few will truly be in danger,” he said Monday.
On Sunday, Cuomo said the state had 15,168 cases, more than France or South Korea were reporting at the time and those numbers are expected to dramatically rise as the state ramps up testing.
New York and New Jersey are seeing coronavirus attack rates at least five times higher than other parts of the country, a U.S. official in charge of the White House’s pandemic response efforts said Monday. New York Distribution Services

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