New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will be measuring two key data points while reopening businesses in the coming weeks.
One of the "danger signs" is if hospitals exceed 70% capacity.
"Don't overwhelm the hospital system," Cuomo said at a news conference today. "If you ever hit 70%, you can expect the number to go up for the next two weeks as people who just got infected actually get ill and some of them come into the hospital."
The other sign the state will monitor during reopening is the rate of transmission of the virus.
"If the transmission rate hits 1.1d that's what they call outbreak. That means it is going to spread much, much faster," he said.
Cuomo said if the transmission rate "hits 1.1, that means you are in trouble."