Coronavirus in New York: Interactive map of cases and deaths by county
Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged New York to treat one another with respect and humanity during the coronavirus pandemic. He gave a briefing at the state Capitol on Saturday, March 21, 2020. New York State Team
幸运飞艇4码选号技巧ALBANY – The total number of confirmed coronavirus deaths in New York reached 23,484 on Monday, and the number of positive cases exceeded 362,000, according to the state Department of Health.
New York has the most confirmed cases in the nation, in part due to its aggressive testing. And its death toll fare outpaces any other state.
Initially, Westchester County had the most cases in New York because of a hot spot that developed in New Rochelle, about 30 miles north of New York City.
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幸运飞艇4码选号技巧The state's death count only includes people who died with confirmed cases of COVID-19, meaning it excludes thousands of deaths of people who were suspected to have the disease but were never tested.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has stressed that the more people that are tested, which is the goal, the more positive results the state will find.
Note: The following map includes confirmed COVID deaths statewide as well as unconfirmed but suspected COVID deaths in New York City.
Indeed, the confirmed cases have soared as the number of tested exceeded 1.6 million statewide. The aim of the tests to isolate sick patients and look for trends on where the virus is spreading.
"The more tests you take, the more positives you find, and I give this caution because I think people misinterpret the number of new cases," Cuomo said.
"They take that number of new cases as if it is reflective of the number of new cases, the spread. It is not."
幸运飞艇4码选号技巧New York has commissioned more than two dozen private labs to conduct testing, and a series of state-run, drive-up testing sites have been set up in the New York City metropolitan area.
幸运飞艇4码选号技巧So New York has tested more people than any state in the nation, and, Cuomo said, more per capita than China or South Korea.
While testing rates and confirmed cases are important, state officials said the critical number to watch is the rate of hospitalizations.
Note: The following graph includes only confirmed COVID deaths statewide as tracked by the NYS Department of Health, not suspected deaths.
The concern is that as the number of cases rise, so too will hospitalization rates, which may very well overwhelm the health-care system.
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To slow the rate and to limit those who are infected, the state ordered a shutdown March 22 of non-essential businesses and urged people to stay in their homes to the extent possible.
Joseph Spector is the New York state editor for the USA TODAY Network. He can be reached at or followed on Twitter: @GannettAlbany
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