In his daily press briefing, New York governor Andrew Cuomo stated that New York may actually have flattened the curve from the Coronavirus outbreak but it’s still too early to tell.
“While none of this is good news, the possible flattering of the curve is better than the increases that we have seen.”-Governor Andrew Cuomo
Death rates have slowed, as well as ICU admissions for a second day in a row. However, he warned that now is not the time to get complacent and go play ‘frisbee in the park with a friend.’ In fact, Gov. Cuomo increased fines from $500 to $1000 for those who will not comply with social distancing orders.
“What right do you have to act irresponsibly in a way that could get you sick, or someone else sick, and then I have to send an ambulance to pick you up and send you to an emergency room that is already overburdened and doesn’t have staff, doesn’t have supplies, doesn’t have ventilators, because you were reckless.
You don’t have that right.”-Governor Andrew Cuomo