Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Sunday, April 5, 2020

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Posted at 8:08 AM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 17:18:22-04

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.

Mayor Bill de Blasio welcomed military medical personnel arriving in New York City to work in hospitals. Watch below:

Mayor Billl de Blasio gave a Sunday afternoon update. Watch below:

3:40 p.m.:

  • The city has 135 ventilators in reserve left for the entire city, de Blasio said.
  • City officials believe they need 1,000 to 1,500 more ventilators for the period through April 12.
  • On Sunday, 291 members of the military are coming to the city to act as medical personnel, de Blasio said. That includes 174 nurses, 104 doctors and 13 respiratory therapists.

11 a.m.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives his daily news briefing on the coronavirus outbreak. Watch the news conference below.

  • 4,159 people have died from coronavirus as statewide cases climb to 122,031, Gov. Cuomo said.
  • The number of deaths per day dropped for the first time, according to the governor.
  • According to the data, Cuomo said New York is either very near the peak number of cases or has hit a plateau and could continue at this rate for a while.
  • Data collected over the next few days will be crucial to understanding if New York's case numbers are peaking or plateauing.
  • When asked how many days of decreasing numbers would it take for New York to be considered past the peak of the outbreak, Cuomo said the statisticians and experts don't know yet.
  • Coronavirus is "truly vicious," Cuomo said.
  • "The system is over capacity, across the board," the governor said.
  • The state has about three to four days of medical supplies.
  • The governor described the state's response to the crisis as a "surge and flex" approach, balancing patient load and supply sharing.
  • "You have a problem across the board," with essential staff getting sick with COVID-19, Cuomo said, adding that is why volunteer health care workers are badly needed.
  • New York City will receive 325 military medical personnel Sunday. The federal government is deploying a total of 1,000 military medical personnel too the state to help the health care system.

9 a.m.
Police are searching for one of four teen suspects who attacked a woman on a Bronx bus and accused her of causing coronavirus, according to investigators.

8 a.m.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo warns the peak number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is about four to eight days away.

The number of confirmed cases jumped on Saturday to 113,704 statewide, including 63,306 in New York City. The death toll rose to 3,565. Of those fatalities, 2,624 are located in New York City.

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