Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for all New York City playgrounds to be shut down.
New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in three days to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking soundtrack of the crisis.
The number of coronavirus deaths in New York state was up to 1,941 as of Wednesday, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that projections show the outbreak worsening through the month.
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave his daily update on the number of coronavirus cases in New York State. There are now 83,712 cases, an increase of 7,917 new cases.
The number of deaths in New York from the coronavirus outbreak has climbed quickly.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday said 6,984 new cases have brought the state's total to 66,497. More than 9,500 people have been hospitalized with more than 2,300 people under intensive care.
New York state's coronavirus death toll is nearing 1,000. The state accounts for more than 40% of coronavirus deaths in the U.S.
Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed New York's response to the coronavirus pandemic as the state's death toll neared 1,000.
President Trump has said that he is considering a quarantine for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, a declaration that has led to confusion and opposition from local lawmakers.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says that there are now 52,318 total coronavirus cases in New York State, and 728 people have died, with officials still expecting a high point of infections to happen in 14-21 days.
Governor Andrew Cuomo provides an update on the coronavirus outbreak in New York State on March 28.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking the Trump administration to authorize an additional 4,000 beds in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Cuomo also said schools in New York state will remain closed for another two weeks until April 15.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state wants to build four more temporary hospitals in New York City before coronavirus cases peak.
Gov. Andew Cuomo gave "the worst news" he could give New Yorkers Friday as he announced the death toll in the state from coronavirus had risen to 519.
Another 100 people have died from COVID-19-related causes in New York, according to the governor.
New York accounted for roughly half the U.S. cases, as of Wednesday. Federal officials say the rate of people being sickened is four to five times greater in New York than other parts of the country.
New York authorities mobilized to head off a potential public health disaster in the nation's largest city Wednesday, with its emergence as the nation's biggest coronavirus hot spot a warning flare — and perhaps a cautionary tale — for the rest of the country.
The number of positive coronavirus cases in the state has jumped to 30,811
In announcing that the number of positive coronavirus cases in the state has jumped to 25,665, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned the rest of the country that the virus is headed their way.
Governor Cuomo says the number of coronavirus cases in New York has jumped to more than 20,000 as of Monday morning.