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Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Thursday, May 14, 2020

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Posted at 6:49 AM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 15:02:08-04

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.

2 p.m.
Gov. Cuomo holds his daily coronavirus briefing. Watch in video below.

  • Thursday marks 75 days since New York had its first case of coronavirus.
  • Central New York has met all seven metrics to begin Phase 1 of reopening on Friday; it joins Mohawk Valley, Southern Tier, Finger Lakes, and the North Country.
  • New York reported another 157 COVID-19 deaths, Cuomo said.
  • There are now 110 children who've been reported sick with a COVID-19 related inflammatory sickness.
  • Cuomo warned New Yorkers not to underestimate the virus.
  • As regions reopen, they will need to continue daily monitoring of numbers. Local governments will also need to make sure businesses and individuals are following rules.

9:30 a.m.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio holds his daily coronavirus briefing. Watch in video below.

Testing and tracing

  • We’re still playing catch up, but testing capacity is growing.
  • Broaden guidance of widespread testing:
  • Seek COVID-19 test if you:
  • Have COVID-19 symptoms regardless of age, chronic conditions, or occupations
  • Come in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient
  • Work in a congregate residential setting (nursing home, shelter, adult care facility)
  • Visit NYC.Gov/covidtest to find a community testing site near you.

Pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome (PMIS)

  • Update: 100 cases detected, 55 tested positive for COVID-19 or antibodies
  • 1 fatality

NYPD

  • Last weeks have been a challenge for everyone
  • We have to figure out a plan and protocol. We can’t create unnecessary tension between New York and NYPD
  • Mom and arrest: It should never happen where a mom is arrested in front of her child. If you look at the whole thing, no one should ignore police officers and no one should ignore their orders.
  • What we saw did not reflect our values. We will figure out a way to fix this.

Daily Indicators

  • People admitted to hospitals: 59 (down from 78 as of May 11)
  • People in H+H ICUs for suspected COVID-19: 517 (down from 561)
  • Percentage of people tested who are positive: 11% (down from 13%)

Q&A

  • Exchange with NYPD and Barbot: What is being reported is a conversation between Dr. Barbot and Chief Monahan. “I want the full details for sure. The allegation that something was said was not mentioned at the mayor’s presence.
  • “No public servant should ever in any way say anything disrespectful about the men and women of the NYPD.”
  • Indicators: The goal of the first steps of reopening: Meet all indicators. We must do everything slowly and carefully. If at any point indicators go in the wrong direction, it’s going to tell something different.
  • Restaurants: Any time table of closing streets and reopening restaurants beyond delivery and takeout? Businesses are making a great case that it will make a difference, but “we’re not there yet.”

8:30 a.m
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer discusses a proposal to open up several streets for outdoor dining. Watch interview here.

7:15 a.m. 
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea will speak to PIX11 on recent controversial social-distancing arrests in the city. Watch interview here.

Latest official numbers:
As of Wednesday night, there were 340,661 confirmed cases in New York, with the state's confirmed COVID-19 deaths rising to 22,013.

In New York City alone, there have been 15,233 confirmed COVID-19 deaths and 5,083 probable coronavirus deaths, bringing the city's presumed death toll to 20,216, according to data from the Health Department.

Additionally, three young New Yorkers have died and another 102 have been stricken with a mysterious illness believed to be related to COVID-19. Read more.

COVID-19 timeline: How novel coronavirus spread

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