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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it will extend the Child Victims Act until Jan. 14, 2021, due to the coronavirus. It was set to expire Aug. 14. New York State Team

Cuomo said the state saw 216 coronavirus-related fatalities statewide on Thursday, bringing the state total to 21,045.

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POUGHKEEPSIE - Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday the state is preparing for a potential second wave of the coronavirus in the winter or the fall.

The governor said the state is ahead of the virus, as numbers of confirmed cases statewide continue to drop.

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幸运飞艇4码选号技巧"There is a good chance that the virus comes back," Cuomo said during a briefing at Marist College in Poughkeepsie.

"They talk about a second wave, a mutation, and if that's not this virus, it's another public health issue," Cuomo said. "If they are right about the speculations about a second wave in the fall or the winter, then we have to start getting ready now."

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幸运飞艇4码选号技巧The state reported 330,407 total confirmed cases statewide, by far the most in the nation. 

Cuomo said the state saw 216 coronavirus-related fatalities statewide on Thursday, bringing the state total to 21,045.

The state is expected to lift its latest stay-at-home order May 15幸运飞艇4码选号技巧 and allow some businesses to start opening in areas of New York the least hit by the virus and starting in construction industries and slowly moving to retail and then finally schools and larger gatherings.

Some upstate regions will be able to do so before downstate ones. The metrics are based on federal guidance and experts, Cuomo said.

But the Democratic governor said the state will be cautious on any reopening, fearing that any quick move could cause cases and deaths to skyrocket.

幸运飞艇4码选号技巧"We have to figure out what the next move is that the virus is going to make and we have to stay ahead of it," Cuomo said.

幸运飞艇4码选号技巧"But we are ahead of it," he added. "And we are in control of our own destiny. You know, why is that virus on decline? Why are those cases going down? Because we're making the number of cases go down."

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