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Daily COVID-19 Deaths Fall Under 100 For First Time in 2 Months: Cuomo

May 23, 2020 – Albany, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo provides a coronavirus update during a press conference at the Executive Mansion. (Mike Groll/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

By Michael Dorgan, May 23, 2020

The number of New Yorkers that have died from COVID-19 in a single day has dropped below 100 for the first time in two months, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today.

The governor said that 84 people across New York died from the virus Friday – marking a significant milestone in the state’s effort to combat the virus.

“Eighty-four is still a tragedy but the fact that it is down is really good news,” Cuomo said at a press briefing Saturday.

The last time New York State lost less than 100 people to COVID-19 on a single day was March 24, when 76 deaths were reported, according to official state data.

“It’s a sign that we’re making really good progress”, he said.

In the past number of weeks, New York has seen a decline in hospitalization rates, intubations and new cases, Cuomo said.

The news comes as more regions get set to reopen and other restrictions are lifted.

Mid-Hudson has been green-lighted to reopen Tuesday, although it still needs to increase the number of people trained to trace and track infected people.

Long Island can follow suit on Wednesday if hospital deaths continue to fall, the governor said.

That would leave New York City as the only region in the state subject to stay-at-home orders. However, Mayor de Blasio said Thursday that the city could begin reopening as early as June 1.

Last night the governor expanded on a May 21 executive order – that permitted gatherings of up to 10 people to take place at Memorial Day ceremonies – to all public gatherings.

The new order permits all public gatherings of up to 10 people – including faith services – provided social distancing rules are adhered to.

The move follows a lawsuit by the New York Civil Liberties Union that argued that the initial order infringed on New Yorkers’ First Amendment rights by allowing certain gatherings but limiting protests and demonstrations during the pandemic.

NY Region Status on May 23, 2020

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Cuomo is to busy for golf it would take away from his stand up comedy with his brother

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Right Cuomo can't golf on one of his many private golf courses

Oh…it’s because he doesn’t have any private golf courses.

Trump actually owns 17. Oh forgot to mention, he’s also a middle-class hero!

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Artie

Please video tape all encounters with dog walkers who have their dogs off leash especially if you are a minority.

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#cuomoshsircut

The trump derangement syndrome runs deep in some quarters
Sports are good exercise and we need sunshine

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Great point, the president needs sunshine

Thousands of dead americans, no economy, no jobs.

But the billionaire president is stressed out. So let’s take a break from dealing with that. Is the president expected to keep a cool head during a national crisis though?

Thanks for agreeing, Cuomo is doing WAY more for us, he must be stressed out…why isn’t he playing golf on one of his many private golf courses?

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Hey Nina, here’s a history lession

The word Happy should never appear before Memorial Day. It’s a somber day to remember all those who lost their lives in military service.

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Just saying

Even the president needs a break from all of this. Medical professionals keep telling us to go outside and get some vitamin D.

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The president should be dealing with the pandemic that killed 100k Americans

Aw, poor little thing needs a break? Is being a president too stressful for a game show host.

A president should be a powerful leader that can deal with stress. Trump is golfing while we die.

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Suzie

I am moving to my own Apartment in June. No more roommates for me!! Was able to find an affordable apartment in Sunnyside from a desperate landlord.

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Alfreedo

Me my mother and my father got COVID-19.. This was so scary I live in woodside and my go to hospital is elmhurst and seeing people die during the peak of the pandemic gave me anxiety because I thought I was going to die and my father and mother as well. Now we need help because no work and food is not a lot.

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Beth

Careful note to remember as we reopen: we don’t know what lies ahead. Better to be vigilant and maintain social distancing than see another crisis hit us harder than the first.

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kiki

Great news! Keep up the good work Cuomo! Gradual reopening + contact tracing is the name of the game.

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Eric

I don’t understand why a Walmart can practice social distancing, but your local diner down the street can’t.

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Mac

Hashtagger- Come out of your denial. Trump is the one with blood of the victims of the pandemic on his hands. You elected a reckless and negligent dotard to the office of President. Congratulations.,

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Mac

Hashtagger as ministry of truth- Keep besting that dead horse. Go and inject yourself with disinfectant like your orange dotard of a cult leader has instructed. What happened, you didn’t squirrel enough away for a rainy day and now you’re struggling, snowflake?

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Trump is golfing in Virginia today

Thankfully some politicians are focusing on the national pandemic that cost 100,000 American lives and counting.

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Lee

Dog runs are closed. I hope the open streets will help dogs get the exercise they need.

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Linda

Stores like Taco Bell are hiring. Hopefully this will the communities most affected by the restaurant and bar industry find jobs.

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Ministry of Truth

When do we get the death toll on suicides of people facing financial ruin, loss of a business, inability to provide for their families, and all the other tragic circumstances caused by this deliberate economic meltdown, such as increased alcohol and drug abuse, depression, domestic violence etc…

Politicians like deblaz and governor have guaranteed paychecks and free housing. They are completely out of touch. Maybe they can have some gourmet ice cream at Nancy Pelosi’s house.

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Imagine being this gullible

> Politicians like deblaz and governor have guaranteed paychecks and free housing

Trump too, you’re mad about that right?

> They are completely out of touch

Unlike the celebrity billionaire taking private jets to his personal golf clubs during a pandemic? He sounds like a middle class hero!

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#cuomoshaircut

What about in the nursing homes ? Cuomo is quite the granny killer

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Guest

Those who are getting sick, can we ask them to tell us what they have been doing last 14 days? We need to get better idea how these people are contracting the virus, and then build our re-opening plans around that.

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