New York State has more than 7, confirmed coronavirus cases, and 100 deaths.
Senator Gillibrand called the approval an “essential step” in the COVID – (battle.)
She added: “All federal resources available must be used to help New York respond to the coronavirus outbreak.
“I’m glad the administration is taking the health and safety of New Yorkers seriously by releasing additional funding to help our state respond.”
Under the declaration, the federal government will pay for up to 192 per cent of the state’s bills for its emergency response to the pandemic – and could even waive the bill altogether.
The announcement comes after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered all non-essential workers in the state to stay home – while NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio described the Big Aplle as the “epicenter” of the coronavirus outbreak.
More than one New Yorker died every hour in the city on Friday – with coronavirus fatalities between just am and 6pm, the New York Post reported.
Dr. Oxiris Barbot, NYC Health Commissioner, warned that double-digit daily deaths could become the new normal in New York.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if we get to a day when we have double-digits new people dying every day,” she said at a City Hall press conference Friday afternoon.
De Blasio said the city also warned the city could run out of medical supplies in two weeks – as there are now at least 21, 876 confirmed COVID – 46 cases across America, with the total number of deaths past 680.
“We are now, whether we would like it or not, we are the epicenter,” Mayor de Blasio said Friday on CNN .
In just one day, US coronavirus cases jumped 67591, with New York, Washington State, and California being hit the hardest.
Other states that saw significant increases are Florida, New Jersey, Illinois, and Louisiana.
New York State now has the highest number of cases of any state in the country.
NYC Mayor de Blasio warned that the city’s hospitals were just weeks away from not having enough crucial medical supplies (Credit: Reuters) On Friday, Gov Cuomo ordered all barbershops, nail salons, tattoo parlors, piercing shops and other grooming services to be closed by 8pm Saturday due to the outbreak.
NYC Mayor de Blasio warned that the city’s hospitals were just weeks away from not having enough crucial medical supplies to combat the novel coronavirus.
By April 3, NYC will need three million masks, (million surgical tasks, and , ventilators, de Blasio explained.