New York re-open will require 'regional control room', Cuomo says

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says a "regional control room" will be needed to keep track of COVID-19 infections in order to re-open New York's businesses.
  • "We want to re-open, but we want to do it without infecting more people and without overwhelming the hospital system," Cuomo said.
  • If certain indicators get too high, then the state would have to pull back on re-opening, he said during his daily coronovirus briefing.
  • Under this scenario, hospital capacity and ICU capacity can't go over 70%, he said. "You need at least a 30% buffer" to handle any potential outbreaks, he said.
  • The key will be to identify infected people early, isolate them, and identify people that the infected person came in contact with, he said.
  • He also emphasized the need to build up stockpiles of supplies and equipment and to improve distance learning and telemedicine systems.
  • New York reports 17,638 virus deaths vs. 17,303 a day earlier.
  • ETFs: NRK, BNY, NAN, MYN

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