Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Monday, March 23, 2020

Posted: 5:01 AM, Mar 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-23 22:06:21-04
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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.

9:10 p.m.:New York City officials released the latest coronavirus numbers. There are 13,119 positive cases of COVID-19 and 125 fatalities citywide.

  • 3,848 cases in Queens
  • 2,646 in Manhattan
  • 3,742 in Brooklyn
  • 1,999 in the Bronx
  • 877 in Staten Island.

There are at least 2,213 people hospitalized, officials said. Of those individuals, at least 525 are in the ICU.
5:15 p.m.:
Mayor Bill de Blasio is giving an update. Watch the news conference below or click here:

  • There are 12,339 cases in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, calling NYC the epicenter of the nation's crisis.

1:45 p.m.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo toured the Javits Center, where a temporary FEMA hospital is being setup.

Watch the news conference below:

10:50 a.m.
Gov. Cuomo held his daily briefing with the latest COVID-19 updates in New York.

  • Gov. Cuomo issued an emergency order that hospitals must increase their capacity by at least 50%. Read more here.
  • Cuomo issuing executive order that all nurses must enlist to help with coronavirus cases.
  • New York government requesting that health insurers provide details regarding nurses and doctors on staff.
  • New York now testing 16,000 a day.
  • FDA gave NY Health Department approval for trial of experimental drug to use in trial with patients in serious condition.
  • 25% of all tests done nationwide are in New York state.
  • As of Monday, 20,875 positive cases statewide, an increase of 5,707 new cases.
  • Of these total cases, 2,635 are now hospitalized, which is a 13% hospitalization rate.
  • There are now 621 ICU patients, meaning 24% of those hospitalized are in ICU.
  • There are now 157 deaths related to COVID-19 in New York.

Watch Cuomo's news conference in full below:

8:55 a.m.
Mayor Bill de Blasio tells PIX11 he "can't see" NYC schools reopening in April and fears schools will remain closed through the end of the year. Watch here now.

De Blasio also said he has no current plans to shut down city streets but will be announcing a plan later Monday for cracking down on New Yorkers not social distancing as advised.

8:25 a.m.
MTA CEO Pat Foye tells PIX11 that regular subway service will continue to operate for now, but switching to a reduced or weekend schedule is not off the table. Watch the interview here.

6:35 a.m.
New York City public schools begin a remote-learning program Monday for over 1.1 million students. Read more here.

The NYC Schools chancellor told PIX11 Friday how the program will work.

5 a.m.
Reminder: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's order to close all non-essential businesses went into effect at 8 p.m. Sunday.

The governor dubbed the plan "PAUSE," which stands for for Policies that Assure Uniformed Safety for Everyone. The decision was announced as part of Cuomo's efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus.

For a full list of what businesses and entities will remain open, click here.

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