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Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Saturday, June 13, 2020

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Posted at 7:37 AM, Jun 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-13 12:15:58-04

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 held a daily briefing on the coronavirus outbreak and police brutality protests. Watch the news conference below.
On protests

  • The formula that works is demonstration, legislation, reconciliation, the governor said.
  • "Now is the time for every community to put pen to paper and enact systemic reform," Cuomo added. "What do you want policing to look like in the year 2020?"
  • The governor said his executive order on police reform and the reinvention collaborative will allow New York to move forward.
  • Cuomo called for a restoration of police-community relationships.
  • "The relationship is broken in some of these communities," he said.

Reopening plans

  • There were 32 new deaths reported on Friday (24 in hospitals and eight in nursing homes).
  • New York State conducts 50,000 COVID-19 tests per day.
  • The results of the daily tests are guiding which phase of reopening certain regions are in or allowed to move to.
  • The Western New York region is expected to move into Phase 3 on Tuesday and the Capital Region will follow on Wednesday.
  • Local governments have to enforce compliance when it comes to businesses and residents sticking to the correct phase of reopening, Cuomo said.

9 a.m.
Nearly 70 playgrounds in Nassau County reopened Saturday after being shuttered for months because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more.

Overnight
Crowds continue to gather outside Manhattan bars offering curbside pickup of food and alcohol, sparking concerns about the spread of coronavirus. Read more.

Latest official numbers:
As of Saturday morning, there were 381,714 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York, with the state's death toll sitting at 24,495.

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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