STORY: US NY Virus Cuomo Briefing - NY Gov: My brother has virus
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RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only
SOURCE: New York State office of the Governor
STORY NUMBER: 4262443
DATELINE: 31 March 2020 - Albany
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NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR - AP CLIENTS ONLY
Albany, New York 31 March 2020
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1. Gov. Cuomo takes seat at table
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Andrew Cuomo, (D) New York:
"The march of coronavirus, of course, the state of New York continues, we're down to just two counties that don't have a case. The overall numbers, seventy five thousand have tested positive. Ten thousand people in our hospitals. Twenty seven hundred ICU patients. Good news: Forty nine hundred almost five thousand people discharged."
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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Andrew Cuomo, (D) New York:
"Yesterday, we met with the entire state hospital system. Dr. Zukor and our team. First time they were all in one place and we said to the hospital system, look what I just said to you, we're dealing with a war. We're dealing with a war we've never dealt with before. We need a totally different mindset and organizational transformation. We can't do business the way we have always done business. We need an unprecedented sense of cooperation, of flexibility, communication and speed."
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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Andrew Cuomo, (D) New York:
"We put together a central coordinating team. It's going to be led by the Department of Health. Westchester is on it, greater New York is on it. Hanys is on it. New York City is on it. Long Island is on it. If the federal government is going to participate, they have to be part of this team because we have to know what we're doing and I don't want FEMA coming in and blowing the coordination of what everyone is trying to do."
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5. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Andrew Cuomo, (D) New York:
"I don't care how smart or how rich, how powerful you think you are. I don't care how young, how old. This virus is the great equalizer. My brother, Chris, is positive for coronavirus, found out this morning."
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says deaths from the coronavirus continue to climb steeply in New York, topping 1,500 by Tuesday.
The number of deaths was up by more than 300 from Monday.
Cuomo said 75,000 people in the state have tested positive for the virus.
New York City reported its first coronavirus death of a person under 18 years old.
Health officials report that the city's 914 deaths from the pandemic include one person who is under the age of 18.
Details including the person's exact age have not been disclosed. More than 1,200 have died of COVID-19 across New York state, and 9,500 people are hospitalized with the disease statewide.
The governor also announced that his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has tested positive for the virus.
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