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To date, 28,000 tri-state lives have been lost to COVID-19. The number of daily hospitalizations has now dropped below 1,000 for the first time. The number of confirmed cases crossed 1 million in the United States. New York alone accounts for close to nearly a third of those. Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement that some parts of NY might open when his PAUSE order expires on 15ht May.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said that his shutdown order would remain in effect indefinitely. Agitated Cuomo said Wednesday that more has to be done. He again called out Congress, particularly Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, for not helping the states.
The way Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio handling the COVID-19 pandemic has been attracting controversies. He has received adulation and even calls for a presidential run. However, he is creating a lot of blunders. He has gone explicitly after religious communities for violating social distancing policies. Just before Passover and Easter holidays in late March, he threatened to have churches and synagogues closed down if they held services that did not follow social distancing.
Nearly a month later, the mayor singled out New York Jews after police broke up a funeral in Brooklyn for being too crowded. In the middle of that month, de Blasio specifically encouraged people to go out in public, saying, "If you love your neighborhood bar, go there now." That same day, the mayor announced that schools in the city would be closing.
Three children in New York who are being treated for COVID-19 infection are also getting treatment for a rare inflammatory condition. It is similar to the one that has sparked concerns in the UK and Italy. These kids are between 6 months to 8 years of age. The all had fever and inflammation of the heart and the gut. Dr. Mark Gorelik said in his statement that currently, they are at the very beginning of trying to understand the meaning of this combination of diseases.
Of the three New York patients, one is critically ill, one is in intensive care, and the third has been discharged. Italian and British medical experts are investigating a possible link between the coronavirus outbreak and clusters of severe inflammatory disease among infants, who have arrived at the countries’ hospitals with high fevers and inflamed arteries.