Father, fisherman, motorcycle enthusiast, 56th Governor of New York
Today's update on the numbers: 54,328 tests were performed yesterday. 518 tests came back positive (0.95% of total). Total hospitalizations fell to 817. Sadly, there were 9 COVID fatalities yesterday.
When NY’s phased reopening began, the goal was to avoid an uptick. What is happening now is even better: Our numbers continue to go down. This is great news. But it’s up to ALL New Yorkers to keep this progress going.
No mammograms? We cured breast cancer. No HIV tests? We eradicated HIV. No pregnancy test? No baby. The White House logic that without testing there is no virus is denial on a national scale.
I received this letter from a farmer in northeast Kansas. His wife is ill and he is aging. He sent me 1 of 5 N95 masks he has from farming to pass on to a doctor or nurse in New York. This is humanity at its best. I share his letter as inspiration.
Today I am signing an Executive Order authorizing businesses to deny entry to those who do not wear masks or face-coverings. No mask - No entry.