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Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Monday, July 27, 2020

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Posted at 6:36 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 11:57:29-04

NEW YORK — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New York. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.

11:30 a.m.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a teleconference with the latest on New York's numbers and reopening.

Daily indicators

  • COVID hospitalizations Sunday: 642
  • Percent tested positive Sunday: About 1%
  • COVID fatalities on Sunday: 11

Two situations we have to watch

  • National increase in COVID-19 cases in many states, and probability that it will affect NY's numbers eventually.
  • Lack of compliance with social distancing and mask wearing in public.

Breaking reopening updates

  • 27 more establishments in NYC issued violations Sunday night, after 105 on Friday and Saturday night across NYC and Long Island.
  • Cuomo said 10 more establishments had their licenses suspended over the weekend, for a total of 40 suspended so far.
  • NY investing in group of PPE companies with caveat that if a wave of cases hits NY again, the state gets first dibs, Cuomo says.

10 a.m.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio held his daily briefing. Watch in video below.

Gun violence in NYC

  • Our court system must fully reopen
  • "We are all in this together" but "now is the time to overcome that" so we can address violence.
  • Only 50% of firearms charges have been processed to get to the point of indictment.
  • Question: Slowdown in courts does not correlate with shootings. What do you attribute the increase?
    • If you don’t have a functioning court system, you can’t follow through with cases.

Helping NYC youth

  • New recreation center at Nostrand Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
  • Community engagement will begin Fall 2020.
  • Anticipated programs include: Indoor pools, kitchen for cooking classes, two-lane track

Heat

  • Cooling centers across the city
  • 8 public pools now open, more opening up this week

Daily indicators

  • COVID hospitalizations: 54
  • H+H ICU admissions: 286
  • Percentage tested positive: 1%

Q&A

  • Reaction to Jumaane Williams school reopening plan
    • We’ll look into public advocate’s plan, but right now the plan is blended learning
    • “We right now have a plan.” Every individual school is taking that plan and refining it to their capabilities. They’ll talk to their parents in the next few weeks. We can't make a decision for September one or two months ahead.
  • What do you think about reopening schools in October.
    • It doesn’t add to the equation to delay reopening schools to October.
    • “We’ll watch every step along the way.” We have a plan, but will adjust if needed.
  • Seal of NYC: Has it been looked at, does it still symbolize society now?
    • We have to look at a lot of things. It’s definitely something that’s up for discussion and should decide if it still makes sense for this century.

Latest official numbers:
As of Sunday afternoon, a total of 411,736 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in New York, with the state's death toll at 25,106.

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Tips to protect yourself and others amid coronavirus outbreaks

The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here