New York now has at least 421 cases of coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today. That’s an increase of at least 96 cases since the state's last update.
The governor said 50 patients are currently hospitalized, which is a 12% rate. Eighteen are in intensive care.
The governor said 28 labs will be authorized for testing in New York state. By next week, when they are up and running, the state will be able to run 6,000 tests per day. It will be a “dramatic increase” as New York is currently processing about 3,000 tests per day, Cuomo said.
“Testing is the single most important things we can be doing right now," he added