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coronavirus cases confirmed in Long Island continued upward spiral, with 183 152 in Suffolk and Nassau. Here is your daily roundup of everything new about the pandemic on March 18th.
Credit: Newsday; NYS Office of the Governor; Photo credit: Newsday / Yeong-Ung Yang; Debbie Egan-Chin

Newsday open to all readers of this story so Long Islands have access to important information about the outbreak of coronavirus. All readers can learn the latest news.

This story was reported by Alfonso A. Castillo, Matthew Chayes, Anthony M. DeStefano, Candice Ferrette, Laura Figueroa Hernandez, David Olson, Michael O’Keeffe David Reich-Hale, Craig Schneider and Yancey Roy. It was written by Olson.

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday what it called drastic measures but need to fight an outbreak of coronavirus, including mandatory restrictions on the business staff and deployment of hospital ship New York City.

The federal government deployment of the USNS Comfort will mean there will be “literally a floating hospital” that was placed in the New York Harbor, as President Donald Trump help the country through the crisis, said Cuomo.

Cuomo speaks a new partnership with Trump, set aside what has been, at times, a rocky relationship.

He said he and the president agreed that “we are fighting the same battle, and this is a war, and we are in the same trench, and I have your back and you have my back, and we will do everything we can for the people of the state of New York. “

Beginning Friday, business in the state to be placed under the” density reduction “mandate, Cuomo said, requires them to operate with no more than 50% of their employees to enable the social distances and prevent COVID-19 virus’ spread

Cuomo said there are exceptions from the mandate to ‘essential services’ -. shops, food production, warehousing, pharmacies, health service providers, utilities, media, banks and other financial institutions, and “other industries important to the supply chain.”

He said he understood the burden on business and the negative impact on the economy.

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“But actually, we passed the point as a nation,” he said. “There will be the effect on the economy, not only here in New York but throughout the country. We are going to have to deal with the crisis. But let’s deal with one crisis at a time. And let’s deal with the crisis at hand, and the crisis in hand is a public health crisis. “

He aims to relax the rules as soon as possible. ‘Data past, China and South Korea show,’ Cuomo added,” that if you take more dramatic action quickly, you fully really reduce the spread and you recover more quickly. “

In Washington, the US Senate passed the package of bipartisan Wednesday which includes more than $ 6 billion to help New York, raising the share of federal reimbursement for Medicaid, according to the senator’s office Chuck Schumer, who declared “the country is now the epicenter of the national struggle coronavirus.” Approximately $ 100 million will be directed to Long Island, with more than $ 1 billion going to New York City, Schumer’s office said. Other allocations will support the people who work lose and seniors in need of access to food, if the president signs the agreement.

The federal government deployment of the USNS Comfort will bring approximately 1,000 hospital room, along with operating rooms, Cuomo said, as the screen flashed a photo of the giant ship. States have been bracing for an increase in demand on its hospital.

“This is an extraordinary step, obviously,” he said. “The president said he will send soon.”

Trump, speaking at the White House, said he “spoke with Governor Cuomo about it, and he was excited about it,” adding that the vessel was in “tip-top shape.” < p> A second hospiTal ship, this time in San Diego, will be deployed to the West Coast as part of a response to coronavirus, said Trump.

Cuomo said he spoke with Trump on Wednesday morning, as he did on Tuesday, and the president also proposed sending a “mobile hospital” with a capacity of between 200 and 250 people to New York. State officials “talked about some of the current location,” said the governor.

Trump “fully involved in trying to help New York. She became very creative and very energetic and I am grateful for his partnership,” said Cuomo.

The governor said, and he and others the government has had several conversations with the Army Corps of Engineers, emergency Management Agency federal and Department of Defense.

Cuomo has pressed the White House for a day to deploy the Corps to help New York in preparing other amenities emergency to test and treat virus.

at the White House briefing, Defense Minister Mark Esper he spoke with Cuomo on Tuesday and plans to talk with other governors “to make sure they know what the [Department of Defense] can provide through our system to meet the needs of them. “

Cuomo said that” our main scramble now is for the ventilator, “which is in short supply and are essential for many ora ng with severe cases of respiratory illness. other states and countries also are desperately trying to get more ventilators.

Bellone: ​​The biggest jump in positive cases in the case of coronavirus
In a conference call on Wednesday, Suffolk Executive Steve Bellone announced the biggest jump in positive cases in Suffolk County to more than 150.
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Despite New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said city residents should prepare for a possible order “shelter-in-place”, Cuomo reiterated his opposition to it and implied that the discussion had been frightened New York.

Later Wednesday, Cuomo issued an executive order stating that the state Department of Health must approve the “local emergency order” in COVID-19.

After the state Legislature approved a bill Wednesday night to handle access to sick leave and disability for individuals quarantined, de Blasio tweeted his support.

“If you have to self-quarantine and can not go to work,” the mayor tweeted, “You deserve paid sick leave coverage. The bill will create a reality for working New York.

Nassau executive Laura Curran discuss the growing number of local cases
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran addressed the increasing number of local cases during a press conference Wednesday morning. Curran is due to an increase in cases in part to a new effort to examine more people to coronavirus.
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Coronavirus cases top 2,000 in NY

Pennsylvania joins New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in a consistent issue a mandate to stop the spread of the virus and avoid regional preventive measures contrary to cross-country.

Later Wednesday, the governors of four states said common part indoor shopping mall, along with an amusement park and bowling alley will close at 08:00 on Thursday. Cuomo executive order also includes an aquarium, water park, zoo and a children’s play center.

The number of positive cases in New York had surpassed 2,000 on Wednesday morning, with more than 1,000 new cases are reported from the previous day, adding up to 2382 cases of coronavirus in New York State so far.

total for cases of coronavirus confirmed in the region 1871 in New York City, 278 in Nassau County and 152 in Suffolk County, but the number does not match the total daily state because different jurisdictions reported figures are updated at different times. There were 11 deaths in New York City, de Blasio said early Wednesday night at NY1

On CNN, said the mayor of the looming rise in cases of coronavirus. “It will get much worse before it gets better.”

on WCBS radio, de Blasio announced plans to free certain prisoners, including those susceptible to the virus and the people accused of minor crimes.

“in the next 48 hours, we will identify each inmate that we think need to be taken out either for their own health conditions, if they have a preexisting condition … or because the charges were small and we thought the right to carry them out in this context, “the mayor said.

Suffolk Executive Steve Bellone saidthe county has seen “the biggest leap” in the case of daily coronavirus confirmed. Huntington has a lot of cases at 43, though Bellone said that number may indicate there is more testing there, rather than signaling a hot spot

Huntington followed by Southold, with 33 cases .; Islip, with 23, and Brookhaven with 20. There were 17 cases in Babylon; three each in Smithtown and Southampton and two each in East Hampton and Riverhead, with six cases that the public has not been identified.

Nassau County Executive said Laura Curran No increase in the number associated with the wider testing.

A coronavirus drive-thru test the site. Long Island’s first testing site coronavirus.

Cuomo: NY coronavirus surpassed 2,000 cases, more drastic measures are expected
As the number of positive cases in the state coronavirus exceed 2000, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday a series of drastic measures are needed to fight the outbreak.
Credit: NY Governor’s Office

Curran said county mental health, substance abuse and social service agencies remain open. This district is under contract to encourage providers to offer long-distance service. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are being postponed.

He said the epidemic is causing anxiety across the region, and “for people dealing with depression and addiction, they can go to places that are very dark.”

Curran urged residents to “be kind to one another” and nurture a healthy dose of optimism as the outbreak continues to unfold.

“We’ll get through this with strength and shared sacrifice,” he said.

Bellone said there was a shortage in the supply chain masks and other protective equipment Long Island health officials need to prevent contracting the virus.

“We are working with hospital chains,” he said. “They work to ensure that their supplies would last” while it was still unclear when the new equipment will arrive.

Bellone said Suffolk cooperate with the country to help fill that need.

amid reports a severe shortage of protective equipment in at least one hospital Suffolk, and possible rationing, Bellone said he was working with the hospital, “see if there is anything that we can provide.”

He is in compulsory quarantine because its executive deputy county tested positive for the virus. He said the epidemic “would have a devastating impact on the government’s capacity to deliver services.”

District government not only faces charges related to the disease, but also expects sales tax revenues down, he said.

Bellone said the county is helpful in providing meals and child care programs for children will be in school if they are not closed. Residents can apply and reapply for food stamps online, he said.

Bellone said police precincts will remain open 24/7, but “we encourage people not to visit the police station unless it is necessary.”

Suffolk police said in a news release that some incidents which are less serious can be reported online or over the phone, and that an officer would be sent to the location of residents to other crimes, the police do not do fingerprints.

New York City, a number slightly larger than NYPD officers than would normally have been calling in sick this week, but not enough to cause concern, a spokesman for the department said on Wednesday.

Less than 4% of the officers had called in sick in the department who generally see about 3% of the workforce out sick everyday , the spokesman said.

Also Wednesday, the Long Island rail Road announced it is taking new precautions to help prevent the spread of the virus. Starting Thursday, the LIRR will no longer accept cash payments in train a tau at the ticket counter. ra The ilroad urging motorists to use the mobile “Etix” system to the “most contactless way to pay.”

LIRR also announced the lost and found office closes at Penn Station until further notice.

Meanwhile, Patrick Foye, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority – the LIRR’s parent agency -. announced the MTA will draw down $ 1 billion on the existing line of credit to help cover the cost of its response to coronavirus

Foye said the fund “is not a comprehensive solution or a permanent” and that “this is a national disaster that requires a national response . ” Foye has been asking the federal government for $ 4 billion in aid.

In an interview Wednesday night on NY1, Foye discussed what is called a “precipitous declinepassenger “and detailed many of the costs faced by the MTA because of virus.

‘It is clear passengers will be suppressed for the duration of a pandemic and for a period afterward,” said Foye.

The MTA had “approximately $ 300 million of operating expenses increased because we disinfectant MTA work place, including subway stations and yards and bus depots, etc., “he said.

the state health department on Wednesday delivery except when it is medically necessary or for members families or legal representatives of patients at the end-of-life situations.

state said every visitor to meet those exceptions should be screened for COVID-19 symptoms or potential exposure to someone with COVID-19. < p> Most Long Island hospital has issued strict restrictions on visitors.

Wednesday, Roslynn R. Mauskopf, the chief judge in a US court in Central Islip, said the administrative order that the building will ditu tup for all except those with essential b usiness.

They are allowed in the courthouse, including those who have been ordered to appear by judges or other officials, judges, family members of the defendant and the victim and the defendant, credentialed members of the press and law enforcement personnel.

people with COVID-19 or those who have recently traveled to a few countries with high levels of virus, and those who are in close contact with people in either category, is prohibited. Mauskopf so that this also applies to the US courthouse in Brooklyn.

Gov. The latest executive order Andrew M. Cuomo in the fight against the virus COVID-19 requires businesses that are considered important to employees in the workplace limit of no more than 50% of staff

SOURCE :. Governor’s office

David Olson include health care. He has worked at Newsday since 2015 and previously covered immigration, multicultural issues and religion in The Press-Enterprise in Southern California.

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