'When the pressure is on is when you really see what people are made of.' Gov. Cuomo calls response to state's coronavirus crisis 'inspiring,' saying people from other states have volunteered to help, including medical and mental health professionals.
A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 22,000 people around the world.
Out of the total stimulus bill, New York state gets $5 billion for COVID-19 expenses, which Cuomo said does not help with lost revenue to the state.A New York City Police officer puts on gloves as people wait in line to be tested for COVID-19, outside Elmhurst Hospital Center in the Queens borough of New York City, March 26, 2020.
A New York City Police officer puts on gloves as people wait in line to be tested for COVID-19, outside Elmhurst Hospital Center in the Queens borough of New York City, March 26, 2020.Stefan Jeremiah/Reuters"I'm disappointed," Cuomo said on Thursday."I find it irresponsible. I find it reckless. Emotion is a luxury. And we don't have the luxury at this time of being emotional about what they [Congress] did. When this is over, I promise you I'm going to give them a piece of my mind."
"This was the time [for Congress] to put politics aside," Cuomo said."Now is a time to actually step up, do the right thing, and do your job. And they haven't as far as I'm concerned, especially when it comes to the governmental need."
New York has become the nation's epicenter of the pandemic. The state has seen 385 deaths from COVID-19 and that number is expected to continue to rise, Cuomo said.Medical workers outside Elmhurst Hospital Center, in the Queens borough of New York City, on March 26, 2020. The hospital reported 13 COVID-19 patients died in a 24-hour span.
Medical workers outside Elmhurst Hospital Center, in the Queens borough of New York City, on March 26, 2020. The hospital reported 13 COVID-19 patients died in a 24-hour span.Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty ImagesOver 37,000 New Yorkers have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and 5,000 of those people are in the hospital, he said.
As of Wednesday, New York was performing 25% of the COVID-19 testing nationwide, according to the governor.A doctor examines Juan Vasquez for a COVID-19 test inside a testing tent at St. Barnabas hospital, on March 20, 2020, in New York City. St. Barnabas hospital in the Bronx set-up tents to triage possible COVID-19 patients outside before they enter the main Emergency department area.
A doctor examines Juan Vasquez for a COVID-19 test inside a testing tent at St. Barnabas hospital, on March 20, 2020, in New York City. St. Barnabas hospital in the Bronx set-up tents to triage possible COVID-19 patients outside before they enter the main Emergency department area.
Misha Friedman/Getty ImagesCuomo said the state has enough personal protective equipment for the immediate future.New York is focusing on helping hospitals increase capacity by at least 50%. Officials are also scouting dorms and hotels for emergency beds.
Tune into ABC at 1 p.m. ET and ABC News Live at 4 p.m. ET every weekday for special coverage of the novel coronavirus with the full ABC News team, including the latest news, context and analysis.11:18 a.m.: New record low for domestic plane travelAs domestic airline travel continues to plunge, the TSA screened its lowest number of passengers in over a decade on Wednesday.
There were 239,234 travelers screened by the TSA on Wednesday, compared to 2,273,811 travelers on the same weekday last year.A handful of travelers are seen at the largely-empty Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va., due to the coronavirus pandemic, March 25, 2020.
A handful of travelers are seen at the largely-empty Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va., due to the coronavirus pandemic, March 25, 2020.Michael Reynolds/EPA via ShutterstockMeanwhile, China's civil aviation regulator is ordering all airlines to cut international flights to one flight per week into China, and the flights can only be 75% full.
10:24 a.m.: Tufts University to hold its 1st virtual commencementTufts University will hold its first virtual commencement ceremony."In light of the unprecedented public health crisis we are currently facing, we will be unable to bring our graduates together physically to celebrate all that they have accomplished," the university said in a statement."Though we unfortunately cannot be together in person, we will celebrate the class of 2020 on May 17."
MORE: Tracking the spread of the novel coronavirus in the US and around the world9:06 a.m.: Spain's death toll climbs over 4,000Spain's death toll from the coronavirus has now climbed to 4,089 after another 655 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, according to Spain's Health Ministry.
A health worker gestures to a municipal police officer during tests for the coronavirus in Madrid, March 25, 2020.A health worker gestures to a municipal police officer during tests for the coronavirus in Madrid, March 25, 2020.Rafa Albarran/Madrid City Hall/AFP/Getty Images
Spain now has the second-highest number of deaths, following Italy.The nation has 56,188 diagnosed cases, including 3,679 people who are in the intensive care unit, according to Spain's Health Ministry.Ambulance workers in full protective gear arrive with a patient at the Severo Ochoa Hospital during the coronavirus outbreak in Leganes, Spain, March 26, 2020.
Ambulance workers in full protective gear arrive with a patient at the Severo Ochoa Hospital during the coronavirus outbreak in Leganes, Spain, March 26, 2020.Susana Vera/ReutersSpain is fourth in the number of diagnosed cases, behind China, Italy and the U.S.
8:42 a.m.: Member of NYC hospital nursing staff dies from coronavirusA member of the nursing staff at New York City's Mount Sinai Health System has died from the coronavirus, according to the hospital."We are deeply saddened by the passing of a beloved member of our nursing staff," Mount Sinai said in a statement."Today, we lost another hero - a compassionate colleague, friend and selfless caregiver."
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US election 2020: Latest news on Biden, Trump and voting
With the election less than a week away, the race between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden heats up. Here's the latest news on campaigns, voting and more.
要自由 Thank you for talking about the surviving numbers. We need to hear more positive information. Please continue to do this. SE BUSCA AL LADRÓN ASESINO MAS PELIGROSO DEL PLANETA, EL LOCO TRUMP SE DARÁN RECOMPENSAS EN DOLARES VIVO O MUERTO,RETWITEARLOOKING FOR THE MOST DANGEROUS KILLER THIEF ON THE PLANET, THE CRAZY TRUMP WILL BE GIVEN REWARDS IN LIVE OR DEAD DOLLARS, RETWITEAR
The gloom and doom network 'LATIN CURSE' SPIRITUAL ENERGIES, MORALS, ANCESTRAL ETHICS, AGAINST THE WICKED TRUMP, AND THE 'REPUBLICANS' OUR 'LATINO SUPER HEROES' 'YEMAYA' OBATALA, CHANGO 'EL NEGRO FELIPE', MARÍA FA DEMOCRATS THE WINNER, SANDERS RETWITEAR Americaも こんなに沢山の国民が感染、発症するとは予想外だったと思う💧 Could someone tell me . 2 days ago he said he needed 30,000 ventilator’s . The next day he received 400 . The next day 4000 . When asked what he did with them he stated he distributed 360 . The rest went into the stock pile to distribute as needed. Wait what?
I don’t understand how they want people to go about this. what do they expect people to do? My 12 year old cousin has it and nothing is being done, this is an insanely scary situation and we don’t know what else to do. Please help “ One thing you can’t hide, Is when you’re crippled inside” John Lennon
搁置争议，抢救生命 New York the people that dont like the flag people that don't like America the sanctuary city , doesn't like police New York voted in people hate America 5k hospitalized (not ICU) but he screams he NEEDS 40 THOUSAND ICU UNITS!!!! Why? And.............. So does anyone on earth see how ridiculous Cuomo's need is for ventilators is if he has 2000 anesthesia machines..3500 in State and 4400 sent from FEMA? He only has 1200 Corona cases in ICU!!!!!!
Thank you Gov Cuomo for your very honest daily news briefings !! It is dark times. I’m not a ny resident. I do enjoy watching his briefings. He’s congenial to the media, addresses tough issues head on, he shares facts THEN shares his opinions - and clearly labels each. And every time he says “Karen,” I’m tempted to watch “Goodfellas.”
1500 discharged 👏 Very scary numbers. Just so the airlines and Boeing knows...I will never fly again. I hope they enjoy the tax payers money
Cuomo details increase in coronavirus cases: ‘We’re now looking at a bullet train’NY Gov. Cuomo says the increase in the number of coronavirus cases continues 'unabated' in New York. 'In fact, the rate of increase has gone up.' Thank you Gov Cuomo for speaking the truth and to MSNBC for covering his briefings. Now, please stop covering the misinformation spewed by Trump Cuomo had the chance to buy more ventilators back in 2016 but failed to buy more! So playing the blame game is wrong and if he still wants to do it look in the mirror!!😝
Coronavirus: New York Infection Rate Is 'Doubling About Every 3 Days,' Cuomo SaysNew York is fast becoming “the canary in the coal mine” for the U.S.'s coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says. The state's cases are doubling every 3 days — and despite shelter-in-place orders, they still haven’t flattened the curve. 😞 Takes two to three weeks if we go by other countries experiences. I heard earlier that Louisiana is the new Ground Zero?
Coronavirus Could Cut New York State Revenue by Up to $15 Billion, Cuomo Aide WarnsNew York State revenue could fall by as much as $15 billion as a result of the novel coronavirus and its effect on the economy, the state’s top budget official said. There go those fat union government pensions. Who cares? What about the Met? yashar Well you already know the Republican solution. Bring out your dead...
Coronavirus live updates: Have not yet 'hit the apex' of cases in NY, Cuomo saysHillary Clinton: “Thank you to the medical professionals, grocery store employees… and everyone else who is working to save lives.” Illuminati is not the leader of mankind. They are psychopaths and must be destroyed as criminals. Stay home and 🤐 Who gives a shit what Hilary says?
Cuomo: New York coronavirus hospitalizations higher than initial estimatesNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state is working to simultaneously slow the number of people coming into hospitals while raising hospital capacity. From repurposed medications to new vaccines, NBC News has compiled a list of potential treatments to combat the coronavirus and where they are in development. Fake News NBC. Nobody believes you. You have lied too many times. NBC is a SWAMP CREATURE. Drain the Swamp. All anti Trump propaganda. It’s not going to work. You lied like China and people died. We all know the Truth. Thank God President Trump is managing this crisis. MAGA Silly silly silly ...delayed extreme measures for ever
Coronavirus live updates: Stimulus plan 'terrible' for NY, Cuomo saysA popular section of the Great Wall of China has partially reopened to visitors after closing for two months due to the coronavirus outbreak. China —where the coronavirus first emerged—has reported 3,163 deaths. This was a a sham It is good news for a change. *Has Reported Imagine how many they didn’t report.