New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is going to do more coronavirus testing in African-American and Latino communities.
He said that while New York did not have same health disparities that other states saw, he still thinks it's important to address the issue.
"There could be a number of factors of why you can have higher percentages of positives in the African-American, Latino community. There were existing health disparities, there were existing comorbidities, underlying illness and diabetes and et cetera," Cuomo said.
Cuomo also said another reason he thinks these minorities have a higher percentage of coronavirus cases is because many of them are essential workers.
"While many other people had the opportunity to lock down at home, as terrible as that was, the essential workers have to get up every morning and go out and drive the bus and drive the train and deliver the food and do all those essential services that allowed people to stay-at-home," Cuomo said.
"Also you have more people in the New York City area. More people getting on subways, getting on buses. More people dealing with that density," he added.